Varadkar family has a history of facing down British Empire

Posted By: August 06, 2018

New book reveals how Taoiseach’s two uncles were jailed during India’s fight for independence, writes Philip RyanThe Indian Independence Act was officially signed into law at the behest of British prime minister Clement Attlee on August 15, 1947. The legislation ended more than 250 years of British colonial rule in the Indian subcontinent.The British Raj left a divided continent in its […]

US priest returns to hometown to mark 50 years since ordination

Posted By: August 06, 2018

Gareth McKeown. The Irish News. Monday, August 6, 2018     Fr. Sean McManus pictured with the late Congressman Ben Gilman (R-NY) celebrated the 50th anniversary of his Ordination in his native Fermanagh parish on Saturday, August 4th.                                         […]

Robinson acutely aware of Foster’s shortcomings as leader, but he is on her side  

Posted By: August 05, 2018

Arlene Foster and Peter Robinson at the DUP annual conference in 2015 Suzanne Breen. Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, August 4, 2018The return of Robbo dominated political debate yesterday after his no holds barred article in the Belfast Telegraph denouncing unionist lethargy on a border poll.All sorts of speculation surfaced about what he was up to.The idea gained traction that he […]

50th Anniversary Sermon

Posted By: August 05, 2018

Kinawley Church. Saturday, August 4, 2018 God bless Kinawley. I want to thank all of you —Fr. McMorrow, the parish council, all the priests at the Altar, and all of you here — for giving me the opportunity to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Ordination at this Mass in Kinawley. The first thing the Catholic […]

 Chances of Stormont coming back in next ten months are close to zero

Posted By: August 01, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “In this context,  the most irritating element is the constant refrain of the Irish government that the DUP and Sinn Féin are equally to blame when it is perfectly obvious from the anaemic deal Sinn Féin agreed in February that it is they who wanted back into an executive and […]

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