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DUP says none of its MPs are Freemasons

Posted By: February 06, 2018

DUP says none of its MPs are FreemasonsJohn Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, February 6, 2018.The DUP has said none of its MPs are Freemasons after it was reported that two of the organization’s lodges continuing to operate secretly at Westminster.The New Welcome Lodge, which recruits MPs, peers and parliamentary staff, and Gallery Lodge, established for members of the political press corps, […]

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by the Irish National Caucus Today’s Irish News of Belfast carries the front page article , “Downing Street raises fears of hard Border.” See below in black print. This article raises initial fears, and calls to mind the first statement I made about Brexit back on in July 2016. See the red print. —Fr. Sean Mc Manus. Not looking forward to seeing that damn border

Posted By: February 06, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by the Irish National Caucus Today’s Irish News of Belfast carries the front page article, “Downing Street raises fears of hard Border.” See below in black print. This article raises initial fears and calls to mind the first statement I made about Brexit back on in July 2016. See the red print. […]

Seán MacDiarmada, John Redmond, and the silent divide between my grandfathers

Posted By: February 06, 2018

Larry Kirwan. IrishCentral, New York City. Monday, February 5, 2018 A follower of the Home Rule for Ireland and an admirer of the Irish Republican Brotherhood – the realities and losses of one family living side by side in IrelandI must have been around seventeen when I realized I had never seen my grandfathers in the same room together. They were both quite […]

Irish in Argentina: Not always a successful diaspora story

Posted By: February 05, 2018

Conventional success story hides atrocities and suffering of ordinary Irish-ArgentinesDr. Sarah O’Brien. Irish Times.Dublin.Monday, January 5, 2018(Dr. Sarah O’Brien is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Trinity College Dublin. The Irish in Argentina: Linguistic Diasporas, Narrative and Performance is published by Palgrave MacMillan.)Argentinian-born Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara is a descendent of  Patrick Lynch, who arrived in Argentina from Ireland in […]

Caledon housing protest that led to Civil Rights campaign 

Posted By: February 05, 2018

“On the morning after the eviction Nana Gildernew was asked by a neighbor why the family were not making the hay that day, she replied; ‘Because we are making history.’”Colm Gildernew Sinn Féin MLA. Fermanagh/South Tyrone. Letters to Editor. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, February 5, 2018Fifty years ago, on  October  12, 1967, Dungannon District Council convened its monthly meeting. One of the decisions they […]

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