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OBAMA- SYMBOLISM GOOD FOR IRELAND

Posted By: March 29, 2013

CAPITOL HILL. NOVEMBER 5, 2008 “The powerful symbolism of an African-American being elected President of the Unites States has to be, in principle and of its very self, good for the Irish peace- process, which at its core is about human rights, equality and justice. Because to paraphrase and to slightly invert Martin Luther King’s […]

IRISH URGE OBAMA TO KEEP PROMISE ON SPICER

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Rescind the $293 million security contract By Fr. Sean McManus, President of the Irish National Caucus October 1999 CAPITOL HILL. Thursday, August 28, 2008 — Irish-Americans are urging the Democratic Presidential Candidate, Senator Barack Obama, to act on his previously expressed concern about the United States funding the infamous Tim Spicer in Iraq : “…As […]

Iraq contract under fire

Posted By: March 29, 2013

By Tom Griffin. The Irish World. 30 July 2004 Irish-Americans last week lobbied US President George Bush to cancel a £158 million Iraq security contract awarded to Aegis Defense Services, the company run by controversial former British Army officer Tim Spicer. Spicer was the commanding officer of Scots Guards Mark Wright and James Fisher, who […]

IRISH PATRIOT 50 TH ANNIVERSARY

Posted By: March 29, 2013

PATRICK MC MANUS REMEMBERED CAPITOL HILL. MONDAY, JULY 21, 2008 Recently the president of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus, Fr. Sean Mc Manus, returned to his native Fermanagh for a series of events marking the 50th. Anniversary of his brother Patrick’s death on July 15, 1958. Patrick Mc Manus was a leading IRA man […]

The Patrick Mc Manus 50th Anniversary Oration

Posted By: March 29, 2013

By Noel Kavanagh     At the Monument that marks the spot where Patrick Mc Manus was killed in the townland of Derryrealt, a few miles outside Swanlinbar, County Cavan.The surviving Veterans of the 1956-1962 IRA campaign held a wreath laying ceremony at the Monument on July 15, 2008. Noel Kavanagh was the OC of […]

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