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House and Senate Conference Passes MacBride Principles

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Washington, D.C., March 1, 1996 — The House and Senate Conference (of the United States Congress) today agreed to attach the MacBride Principles to the International Fund for Ireland (IFI). This means that all recipients of U.S. money through the IFI must comply with the Principles — a fair employment, non-discrimination code of conduct. The […]

Buchanan Supports Adams Visa

Posted By: March 29, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C, February 26, 1996 Republican Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan on national television came out in support of President Clinton giving Gerry Adams a visa. Asked on “Face the Nation” on Sunday morning whether President Clinton should give a visa to the Sinn Fein President, the conservative journalist and TV political commentator said that if […]

President Clinton Should Not Ban Adams

Posted By: March 29, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C, February 21 1996 — There appears to be a concerted effort to get President Clinton to refuse a visa to Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams. “That would be a terrible mistake for a two-fold reason,” says Fr. Sean McManus, President of the Capitol Hill based Irish National Caucus. “(1) It would further damage […]

Fr. McManus on IRA Bombing

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Washington, D.C., February 13, 1996 — Because of business reasons Father Sean McManus, President of the Irish National Caucus, has been out of the office for a number of days and was therefore unavailable for comment on the IRA bombing in London on February 9, 1996. He is now issuing the following statement: “The bombing […]

Time to Activate the Irish Vote in Britain

Posted By: March 29, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C, February 6 1996 — While people in Ireland have been looking to America for help in bringing English Prime Minister, John Major, to task for his arrogant dismissal of the Mitchell Report some in the United States are looking to Britain. “Nine Unionist votes may be important to John Major but in general […]

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