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Tánaiste [Deputy Prime Minister] rejected suggestion of bilateral deal with UK

Posted By: September 20, 2019

RISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus   “ The Irish government, thank God, continues to stand strong—defending all the people in Ireland, North and South— against a hard Border and hard Brexit.” Fr. Sean McManus Michel Barnier has ‘done an incredible job over the last three years’, Coveney saysBarry Roche. Irish Times. […]

 DUP objections to NI-only “Backstop” are phony

Posted By: September 19, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus North already diverges from many significant laws enacted across the rest of the UKOlive Callan. Irish Times. Dublin. Monday,  September  16, 2019.(Oliver Callan is a writer and satirist).  The Northern Ireland-only “Backstop” is on the agenda again after it was abandoned at the behest of the DUP, instead extended […]

The DUP is spouting rubbish on Brexit because they don’t understand it

Posted By: September 18, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus he DUP has denied it will agree to checks in the Irish SeaBrian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, September 18, 2019. You’d wonder why anyone here takes seriously the nonsense DUP MPs spout every time they speak about Brexit on radio or TV.It may be because, […]

Appeal judges warned of threat posed by Brexit to peace process

Posted By: September 16, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING. Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus Brexit has lit the fuse on a stick of dynamite under the Good Friday Agreement, Appeal Court judges in Belfast have been told.Belfast Telegraph. Monday, September 16, 2019.A legal challenge against a no-deal exit from the EU is seeking to “extinguish the fuse” before Northern Ireland’s historic peace accord […]

For the first time since 1171, Ireland is more powerful than Britain

Posted By: September 14, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus There is far too much at stake to take any pleasure in this bizarre political reversal                 Fintan O’TooleIt is foolish to read too much into body language, but what we saw in Dublin on Monday morning was startling. The Taoiseach was calm, […]

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