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Raymond McCord in court to challenge prorogation of UK parliament

Posted By: September 03, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus Victims’ campaigner’s bid to claim no-deal Brexit would damage the peace process https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/raymond-mccord-in-court-to-challenge-prorogation-of-uk-parliament-1.4006263?mode=amp Irish Times. Dublin. Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Victims’ campaigner Raymond McCord is back in Belfast court on Tuesday to challenge the prorogation of Parliament and a potential no-deal Brexit.Mr. McCord, whose son Raymond Jr. was murdered by loyalist […]

“Backstop” provides essential guarantee during Brexit chaos

Posted By: September 02, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National CaucusIrish News Editorial. Belfast. Monday, September 2, 2019 All the indications are that we are moving into a defining period during the Brexit crisis, with the motion which the Labour Party is due to publish at Westminster perhaps the last chance of avoiding a no-deal catastrophe.When the Conservative cabinet minister Michael Gove yesterday […]

O’Dowd’s audacious bid to replace O’Neill

Posted By: September 02, 2019

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, September 2, 2019FORMER Stormont education minister John O’Dowd is expected to spend this week canvassing colleagues’ support for his audacious bid to replace Michelle O’Neill as Sinn Féin’s vice-president.The Upper Bann MLA confirmed his plan to run for the party’s deputy leader’s job in a tweet at the weekend.“I can confirm I will be seeking […]

“Ready for what? It is completely unknown” – Brexit and the Border

Posted By: August 31, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “Congress should listen to the people who know all about The Border, especially a ” hard” Border, like the people featured in this article from South Armagh—the county-area that bore the most during The Troubles. I am a  Fermanagh native of the historic parish of […]

IRA ceasefire on this day in August 1994 – a day that changed Ireland forever

Posted By: August 31, 2019

Niall O’Dowd@niallodowd. New York. Saturday, August 31, 2019 On August 31, 1994 – the day of the historic IRA ceasefire that brought the beginning of the end to the North’s Troubles – I was working out in a gym in a Dublin hotel.We had been told by our IRA contact to “wait for the Angelus bell” the prayer that stops Ireland […]

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