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While Americans were flying to the Moon, we were heading back in time

Posted By: July 20, 2019

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, July 20, 2019 As we plod our selective pathways through a decade of centenaries, we are about to witness a newly-emerging list of half centenaries, which will trace the origins of the thirty bloodiest years in this country’s history.The first death in the 1969 Troubles, that of Francis McCloskey in Dungiven, was marked […]

Dublin set to oppose EU’s proposed change to daylight saving time

Posted By: July 19, 2019

Michelle Devane. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, July 18, 2019THE Irish government is set to oppose the EU’s proposed change to daylight saving time to ensure the island of Ireland does not end up with two time zones post-Brexit.The Republic’s justice minister Charlie Flanagan is expected to seek cabinet approval today to oppose the EU’s plans to abolish seasonal clock changes.The European Commission […]

Marking 50 years since The Troubles’ erupted

Posted By: July 18, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “ Noted historian Eamon Phoenix gives a very useful background to the beginning of The Troubles fifty years ago. Important reading for Members of Congress concerned about justice and peace in Northern Ireland/The North.” —Fr. Sean Mc ManusDR. Eamon Phoenix. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, July […]

Theresa May was warned in 2016 that her three Brexit priorities for Ireland were incompatible

Posted By: July 18, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus   “ It appears that Perfidious Albion is still at it—reneging on its Irish promises and treaties, as it has done for many centuries. These two attached articles from todays Irish News of Belfast and the Irish Echo of New York, make this pretty clear. […]

Boris Johnson will need more than 10 bought DUP MPs for a stable government

Posted By: July 18, 2019

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 THIS day next week Boris Johnson will be British prime minister. Who knows, he may even introduce himself to Parliament before it rises for the summer recess.His arrival as head of government will mark an unprecedented low point in British politics, an event viewed with anxiety and alarm in important sectors of British […]

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