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RUC Head Hammered in Congressional Hearing

Washington, D.C., October 10, 1997 — It was not a good day for the RUC on Capitol Hill yesterday. The force, especially its Head, Ronnie Flanagan, was subjected to fierce criticism. The Chairman of the House Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), lambasted Chief Flanagan as hostile, insensitive, and as […]

Human Rights Must Be at the Heart and Core of Irish Peace Process

Washington, D.C., October 9, 1997 — Welcoming today’s Congressional Hearing on human rights before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, the President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus, Fr. Sean McManus, said, “Human rights must be at the heart and core of the Irish peace process. Without human rights and justice there […]

Fr. McManus on the Cease-Fire

Washington, D.C., July 20, 1997 — Fr. Sean McManus, President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus, said, “I can not think of a better response than to paraphrase the late great Dr. Martin Luther King, ‘A cease-fire at last! A cease-fire at last! Thank God Almighty, we have a cease-fire at last!’ And thanks […]

Ford Hammered at Congressional Hearing Long Record of Anti-Catholic Discrimination at Belfast Plant

Washington, D.C., March 13, 1997 — A key Congressional Committee was told today about Ford’s long history of anti-Catholic discrimination at its plant in Belfast. Fr. Sean McManus, President of the Capitol Hill based Irish National Caucus — a long time critic of Ford — gave testimony before the House International Relations Committee and presented […]

IRISH NATIONAL CAUCUS ON KILLING OF BRITISH SOLDIER

Washington, D.C., February 14, 1997 — The Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus has reacted in dismay and sadness to the killing of the British soldier, Stephen Restorick, in Bessbrook, Armanagh. “I condemn this killing utterly,” said Fr. Sean McManus, Irish National Caucus President. “How is the cause of justice and peace served by the killing […]

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