US Support Cited by Priest

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Irish Times. Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The greatest support in the US on issues of injustice, rights and discrimination in Northern Ireland came from outside the Irish-American community, campaigner Fr Seán McManus has said.

“Those who helped me most were not Irish and often not Catholic,” Fr McManus said. “They were Jewish-Americans, Italian-Americans and African-Americans.”

His book, My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland, was launched last night at Dublin Castle. Fr McManus has lived in the US since 1972 and he founded the Irish National Caucus lobby group in 1974.

“Congressman Mario Biaggi is the great Italian example,” he said last night, “and Congressman Don Payne is the prime African-American example.”

Fr. Sean Mc Manus
Irish National Caucus
P.O. BOX 15128
Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20003-0849
Tel. 202-544-0568
Fax. 202-488-7537