Memoirs - Mac Ireland

Pope prays at Israel’s West Bank separation barrier

    BBC. May 25, 2014 The Pope rested his head against Israel’s separation barrier as he prayed   Pope Francis has prayed at the concrete barrier Israel is building in and around the West Bank during his three-day tour of the Middle East. The unscheduled stop came after he called for an end to the “increasingly unacceptable” Palestinian-Israeli conflict. […]

My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland

Shelia Langan. Irish America. June/July, 2012. In My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland, Fr. Sean McManus tells an important and highly personal account of his years of lobbying and non-violent protest on Capitol Hill in his mission to achieve justice in Northern Ireland. McManus, who founded the National Irish Caucus in 1974 and […]

Living in America, Ending Injustice in Ireland

Book Review: My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland Joe Martin. Real Change Newspaper.Oct 26, 2011, Vol: 18, No: 41 In 1963 South African politician Belthazar Johannes Vorster looked longingly at Northern Ireland’s vicious Special Powers Act, a draconian law aimed at the Catholic minority. Vorster, who would become president of South Africa’s cruel, racially […]

sley reveals anguish over a ‘family’ betrayal

HENRY MCDONALD –Irish Independent, Saturday, 25 JANUARY 2014 Ian Paisley cut an anguished figure on the BBC this week as he railed bitterly against his ‘beloved son’ and protege Peter Robinson, who he blames for plotting his humiliating political downfall. Henry McDonald reports Ian Paisley To the Paisley family, Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinsoncould resemble those double villains of King Lear, Goneril and Regan all rolled into one. […]

Shorts west Belfast plant ‘blocked’

  BBC Northern Ireland. December 28, 2013   Shorts proposed opening a factory in west Belfast NI 1983/1984 state papers          A proposal from east Belfast aircraft factory Shorts for the development of a west Belfast plant in 1984 was blocked by the British government, newly released state papers reveal. The plan was strongly supported […]

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