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Irish-Americans Hopeful About April 9th Deadline

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Washington, D.C., March 31, 1998 — Now that Senator George Mitchell, Northern Ireland Talks Chairman, has set April 9, 1998, as the deadline for a settlement Irish-Americans are hopeful it can be reached. “Despite the obvious difficulties, I am hopeful an honorable settlement can be achieved,” said Fr. Sean McManus, President of the Irish National […]

Future Irish and British Generations Will Curse Us If We Don’t Get It Right

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Washington, D.C., March 18, 1998 — “Future Irish and British generations will curse us if we don’t get it right this time” — this was the thought that kept running through the mind of Fr. Sean McManus at the Speaker’s St. Patrick’s Day Lunch on Capitol Hill. “As President Clinton and Speaker Gingrich spoke, and […]

President Clinton Proud of His Fermanagh Roots Boasts about Roslea Photo

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Washington, D.C., March 18, 1998 — President Clinton is all excited about having a photo of his family’s original residence in Roslea. “I have a photo of the house in Roslea,” he told Kinawley-born Fr. Sean McManus. Fr. McManus spoke with President Clinton at the St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon on Capitol Hill, hosted by the […]

Ford Boycott Called Off

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Washington, D.C., March 13, 1998 — Because Ford has agreed to implement the MacBride Principles, the Irish National Caucus, the Capitol Hill-based Irish lobby, has called off its Boycott. “The purpose of the Boycott was to force Ford to comply with the MacBride Principles,” said Fr. Sean McManus, Caucus President. “Our objective has been achieved, […]

Major Victory for MacBride Principles House and Senate Conference Approves

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Washington, D.C., March 11, 1998 — In a major development, the House and Senate Conference of the U.S. Congress approved the MacBride Principles last night. The Principles, approved as part of the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998, mandate that all recipients of funds from the International Fund for Ireland in Northern Ireland […]

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