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Scripted responses and specially selected voices render Theresa May’s visit largely pointless

Posted By: July 21, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to the U.S. Congress by Irish National Caucus John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, July 21, 2018 THERESA May yesterday reminded her Belfast audience that when she became the prime minister just over two years ago, she was keen to highlight how the full name of her party was “the Conservative and Unionist Party.”It would perhaps be […]

Learning from Boston’s early Irish Catholics

Posted By: July 17, 2018

Ray Flynn Saturday, Boston Herald. July 14, 2018 (Raymond L. Flynn is a former mayor of Boston and a former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.) It has been my experience growing up that people are more inclined to support the underdog than the powerful. At least that’s how my neighbors and I always felt. Catholic immigrants faced discrimination and oppression when […]

AOH National President warns of return to “dark days of the past” in the North

Posted By: July 16, 2018

Patrick Mason@IrishCentral Sunday, July 15, 2018Speaking from their Nation Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, National President James McKay of the Ancient Order of Hibernians addressed reports of the recent outbreak of violence in Northern Ireland.“It is with great sadness that the Hibernians have learned of the recent outbreak of violence in the North of Ireland; with riots in Derry and bomb attacks […]

The dream is over. The nightmare continues

Posted By: July 15, 2018

With Davis and Johnson gone, can any form of Brexit now find a Westminster majority? Denis Staunton. London Editor.Irish Times. Dublin. Saturday, July 14, 2018The Brexit dream turned to a walking nightmare with the resignations of two cabinet ministers Boris Johnson and David Davis.When Theresa May returned to her country retreat at Chequers on Friday, her plan for Brexit was under attack in […]

Northerners cast adrift once again

Posted By: July 12, 2018

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 While all the drama at Chequers and thereafter filled the news agenda with customs facilitation arrangements, common rule book, services, no-one in Britain or the Republic cared, and hardly anyone here noticed, that your rights as an EU citizen have gone down the Swanee.Yes, yes, they were supposed to be protected, guaranteed even. […]

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