Brother Richard’s Words of Hope in Times of Worry and the Coronavirus

Posted By: March 22, 2020

  A Capuchin Franciscan Brother Richard Hendrick’s poem “Lockdown” has gone viral. Brother Richard Hendrick is a Capuchin Franciscan living in Ireland Yes, there is fear, but there does not need to be hate. Yes, there is isolation, but there does not have to be loneliness. Yes, there is sickness, but there does not have […]

Proposals on legacy cases will deny justice to victims

Posted By: March 19, 2020

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “ There is deep concern about the announced British Government plans on how to deal with ‘legacy cases’  ( past contentious killings, especially by British Government forces). The attached Editorial from today’s Irish News states:’The proposals unveiled yesterday by Secretary of State Brandon Lewis cannot be viewed as […]


Posted By: March 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    March 17, 2020                                                                  […]

Cash for ash scandal: Everybody is to blame, nobody is to blame

Posted By: March 15, 2020

  Coghlin report has described the RHI scheme as a tragicomedy of ‘errors and omissions’Gerry Moriarty. Irish Times. Dublin. Friday,  March 13, 2020The calamitous cash for ash scheme was the scandal that brought down the Northern Executive and Assembly just over three years ago. There was a real fear that Sir Patrick Coghlin’s report into the renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme […]

RHI inquiry report highlights Stormont’s dysfunction but lacks bite

Posted By: March 14, 2020

Irish News Editorial.Belfast. Saturday, March 14, 2020 When the scandal surrounding the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme precipitated Stormont’s collapse in January 2017, it seemed to be a logical manifestation of the dysfunction long observed at the heart of the DUP and Sinn Féin administration.As the public inquiry into the ‘cash for ash’ shambles progressed and evidence accumulated, the ineptitude of those involved – […]

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