British always treated Irish with contempt say top Irish ex-ambassadors

Posted By: August 11, 2019

IrishCentral Staff@IrishCentral. Saturday, August  10, 2019Irish ex-diplomats say Britain has never taken Irish issues seriously. Getty ImagesAs concerns grow of a no-deal Brexit, an Irish ex-diplomat has said issues Britain would normally take seriously are “disregarded if it comes with an Irish label.”Former Irish diplomat Séan Ó hUigínn served as joint secretary of the British-Irish Secretariat in Belfast; led the […]


Posted By: August 11, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus   “My good friend  Raymond McCord of Belfast has received remarkable and well-deserved public recognition for his long campaign for justice for his murdered son, Raymond Jr. His many supporters in Congress and throughout the Irish-American community will share my delight.  Since 1997, Raymond —from […]

Death of Mrs. Doherty, Mother of Hunger Striker Kieran Doherty

Posted By: August 09, 2019

Fr. McManus extended his condolences to the Doherty family on the death of Mrs. Doherty and explained:” I had the honor and privilege of being of a little service to the Doherty family when Kieran died. When his body was brought back to his home, I attended his Wake. I was asked if I would […]

Brexit battle lines emerging on Capitol Hill

Posted By: August 08, 2019

                 Fr. Sean McManus has condemned what he describes as an           “appalling and irresponsible letter” By Ray O’Hanlon   The battle over Brexit and the hoped-for post-Brexit U.S./UK trade deal was taking clearer shape this week with a group of U.S. senators, led by […]

Hard Brexiters’ stance on the Irish border is nonsense – I can tell you, I grew up there

Posted By: August 08, 2019

The customs checkpoint at the end of my garden is now a family home; a hard border in Ireland is simply unworkable Séamas O’Reilly. The Guardian. London. Wednesday, August 7, 2019. ( Séamas O’Reilly is a writer from Derry.)One consequence of the brain’s incredible ability to make sense of the world is that it sometimes sees things that […]

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