So, where did it all go wrong for the SDLP?

Posted By: January 12, 2019

Under the leadership of John Hume,  the SDLP encouraged Sinn Féin and Gerry Adams into the political mainstream throughout the 1980s and 1990s. A factor in the SDLP’s long decline was its failure to fully recognize Sinn Féin’s political intentionsPatrick Murphy. Irish News.Belfast. Saturday, January 12, 2019  So farewell then, the SDLP, primary advocate of power-sharing, lead architect of the Good Friday Agreement and […]


Posted By: January 09, 2019

                     WORLD PEACE PRIZE FOR OHIO LABOR LEADER Fr. Sean McManus, Secretary-Treasurer Petee Talley, Barbara Flaherty CAPITOL HILL. Tuesday, January 8, 2019— The first woman to serve in a top Ohio  AFL-CIO  position has been honored by the World Peace Prize organization. Pierrette “Petee” Talley of Columbus is the first […]


Posted By: January 09, 2019

             Barbara Flaherty, Neil Conway and Fr. Sean McManus   CAPITOL HILL. Wednesday, January 9, 2019— A longtime Ohio activist for justice and peace in Ireland is the latest recipient of the Irish American Peace Prize, instituted by the Irish National Caucus. Attorney Neil Conway of Cleveland was presented with the […]

New political reality has emerged since Stormont closed its doors

Posted By: January 09, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “Key political analyst John Manley,  of the Irish News in Belfast, provides important insight into the stalemate in Northern Ireland. Among other points, he states: ‘In the period the institutions have been dormant, we have come a long way politically. Unionism has lost his its majority in the […]

Thatcher and Haughey’s clash over police

Posted By: January 07, 2019

Thatcher and Haughey’s clash over police Shane Harrison BBC NI-Dublin correspondent. December 28, 2018 State papers released in Dublin reveal “particularly intense” meetings between UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Charles Haughey in 1988. The meetings took place against the continuing background of violence. At one, Mrs. Thatcher said An Garda […]

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