April 1, 1996 Congressman Ben Gilman (R-NY), Chairman, House International Relations Committee “The work of the Irish National Caucus has been invaluable to me as a Member of Congress who is deeply dedicated to the cause of peace and freedom in Ireland. Working with the Caucus, the Congressional Ad Hoc Committee on Northern Ireland has […]

House and Senate Conference Passes MacBride Principles

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

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

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

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 […]

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