MacBride Principles


Sean Mac Bride & Fr. Sean Mc Manus in New York in the spring of 1976, eight years before the announcement of the Mac Bride Principles.

Major Victory for MacBride Principles

House and Senate Conference Approves 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 […]

The MacBride Principles

As Passed by the House and Senate of the U.S. Congress in March 1996 and passed again by the House and Senate and signed into law by President Clinton in October 1998, as part of Public Law 105-277 Ben Gilman (R-NY), Chairman of the House International Relations Committee, is the author of this legislation. Without […]

The Clinton Administration on the Linking of the MacBride Principles to the International Fund for Ireland

By Fr. Sean McManus, President of the Irish National Caucus October 1999 There has been considerable misunderstanding about the Clinton Administration’s position on linking the MacBride Principles to the International Fund for Ireland (IFI) in Federal legislation. So to set the record straight, here are the facts. At a Hearing before the House International Relations […]

Ford Boycott Called Off

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, […]

Mac Bride Success in Florida Repeal-Attempt Beaten Back

Washington, D.C. January 23, 2002 The attempt to repeal Mac Bride Principles- legislation in the State of Florida has been beaten back. “I am happy to report that the Bill that would repeal Mac Bride has been withdrawn by its sponsor, Senator Debby P. Sanderson (Republican, Fort Lauderdale)”, said Fr. Sean Mc Manus, President of […]

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