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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 […]

NI High Court Brexit challenge adjourned

Posted By: August 30, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “Attached is the BBC’s report on my friend Raymond McCord’s latest action. Raymond is from a Belfast Unionist/Protestant background and is a fearless victims’ rights campaigner. His son, Raymond Jr., was murdered in 1997. But because the individuals involved were British agents or directed by […]

Raymond McCord launches legal bid to stop Boris Johnson’s move to suspend Parliament

Posted By: August 29, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus   Irish News.Belfast.Thursday, August 29, 2019A legal bid to compel Boris Johnson to reverse plans to suspend parliament before Brexit has begun at the High Court in Belfast.Victims campaigner Raymond McCord is seeking an urgent injunction aimed at forcing the British Prime Minister to change his advice to Queen […]

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