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Death of Mrs. Doherty, Mother of Hunger Striker Kieran Doherty

Posted By: August 09, 2019

Fr. McManus extended his condolences to the Doherty family on the death of Mrs. Doherty and explained:” I had the honor and privilege of being of a little service to the Doherty family when Kieran died. When his body was brought back to his home, I attended his Wake. I was asked if I would […]

Brexit battle lines emerging on Capitol Hill

Posted By: August 08, 2019

                 Fr. Sean McManus has condemned what he describes as an           “appalling and irresponsible letter” By Ray O’Hanlon   The battle over Brexit and the hoped-for post-Brexit U.S./UK trade deal was taking clearer shape this week with a group of U.S. senators, led by […]

Hard Brexiters’ stance on the Irish border is nonsense – I can tell you, I grew up there

Posted By: August 08, 2019

The customs checkpoint at the end of my garden is now a family home; a hard border in Ireland is simply unworkable Séamas O’Reilly. The Guardian. London. Wednesday, August 7, 2019. ( Séamas O’Reilly is a writer from Derry.)One consequence of the brain’s incredible ability to make sense of the world is that it sometimes sees things that […]

People will pay a heavy price for DUP’s Brexit stupidity

Posted By: August 08, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus having dinner with the DUP in Belfast caused an avoidable fuss around Boris Johnson’s first visit to Northern Ireland as prime minister. Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, August 7, 2019  The philosopher A C Grayling has called Brexit ‘a suicide cult’, though the comedian John Oliver probably coined the phrase first in 2017 […]

Bombay Street burning remembered 50 years on

Posted By: August 07, 2019

    Connla Young. Irish News. Tuesday, August 7, 2019   A series of events has been organized to mark the killing of five Catholics and burning of dozens of nationalist homes in Belfast 50 years ago.   The violence of August 1969 resulted in the British army being deployed on the streets and marked […]

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