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Strong US support for IRA move

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Jack Flynn Irish Voice SINN Fein chief negotiator Martin McGuinness was in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday as news of the IRA’s decision to begin the decommissioning process became public. He was meeting with Secretary of State Colin Powell and the Bush administration’s Irish envoy Richard Haass. Both Powell and Haass expressed their pleasure at the […]

Nelson riddle could go to White House Lobby group to press Bush on UDA agent’s mystery death

Posted By: March 29, 2013

By Stephen Breen THE row over the mystery death of UDA double-agent Brian Nelson could lead all the way to the White House, Sunday Life can reveal. For the powerful Washington-based Irish National Caucus lobby group is set to ask US President George Bush, to tell the American people if the Army spy and convicted […]

Letter to Editor

Posted By: March 29, 2013

The Irish National Caucus is opposed to a proposal for the House International Relations Committee (HIRC) to conduct Hearings on the three arrested-Irishmen in Columbia. Let me say right away, however, if the Hearings were important for the national security of the U.S. we would support them. But it is absurd for anyone to claim […]

DANGERS IN PEACE-PROCESS: IN BELFAST AND WASHINGTON

Posted By: March 29, 2013

By Fr. Sean Mc Manus, President, Irish National Caucus “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward Justice”. That splendid line (from the abolitionist preacher Theodore Parker) was one of Dr. Martin Luther King’s favorite quotations. It should have special resonance for Irish-Americans. At last, that ” long arc” is bending […]

Some Examples of Human Rights Abuses in Northern Ireland: The Use of Plastic Bullets and Strip Searches of Women

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Congressional Briefing Paper, April 1993 The Use of Plastic Bullets in Northern Ireland I. Introduction In 1975, the British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) added plastic bullets to their arsenal of riot-control weapons deployed against the civilian population of Northern Ireland. Plastic bullets replaced rubber bullets, which were used from 1970-75. They are officially […]

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