US Support Cited by Priest

Posted By: April 09, 2011

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

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