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Fr. McManus on the death of Jeannie McLoughlin, Smithtown, NY (1926 – 2018)

Posted By: January 03, 2019

  “I am deeply sorry about the death of Jeannie. God rest her noble Irish soul and big Irish heart. Jeannie and her late, great husband Charlie,  were some of the first Irish-Americans I met when I arrived in America on October 2, 1972. I was inspired and hugely impressed by their extraordinary dedication to […]

The British Army woman who was one of Ireland’s greatest Irish dancers

Posted By: January 02, 2019

Another champion Irish dancer’s father was a top loyalist in Long KeshAngeline King.Irish Times. Dublin.Wednesday, January 2, 2019“When you come to see me during the Easter break, I trust you will bring your medal with you and tell me all about the festival.”These words were written by a loyalist prisoner to his daughter in 1978 on the occasion of her […]

Here’s a New Year prediction – Fianna Fáil’s SDLP takeover won’t work

Posted By: January 02, 2019

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. January 2, 2019Big headlines about a Fianna Fáil/SDLP ‘merger’ in the new year. Here’s one prediction for 2019: it won’t work.For a start, it wouldn’t be a merger; it’s a Fianna Fáil takeover, and the SDLP goes out of existence. That’s reminiscent of Dorothy Parker’s famous comment when she was told President Coolidge was […]

Unionists need to focus on their own backyard in 2019

Posted By: January 01, 2019

RISH  CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus A prime minister, the DUP has propped up for 18 months, [now] seems prepared, in their eyes, to put The Union at risk…  The lesson of the past 30 months for Unionists is that they need to tread extremely carefully. Alex Kane. Irish Times. Dublin. Thursday, December 27, 2018(Alex […]

US ambassador doubts US-UK deal possible under May plan

Posted By: December 31, 2018

RTE. Dublin. Monday, 31 Dec. 2018  Woody Johnson  said Donald Trump wants a positive outcomeA “massive bilateral trade deal” between Britain and America is unlikely to be possible if British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal succeeds, the US ambassador to the UK has claimed.Woody Johnson said US President Donald Trump would look positively at an outcome which […]

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