Statement from Jean Mc Bride Regarding Proposed British Army Parade in Belfast

Issued through the Pat Finucane Centre Thursday Oct 30 Speaking today Jean Mc Bride said, “There have been many dark days since my son Peter was murdered in September 1992. When the two soldiers convicted of his murder, Mark Wright and James Fisher, were granted early release in 1995 it was a […]


Gaeilgeoiri says 18th Century Ban Discriminates Against Language

From today’s Irish News, by Bimpe Fatogun: Penal laws-era repression or common-sense legislation? Evidence from leading historians is to be heard at Belfast High Court today as it decides whether to uphold a centuries-old ban on the Irish language within its precincts. Bimpe Fatogun reports… IT’S not every day that the […]


Consultative Group to Recommend Truth Commission

From a BBC News report: The group looking at how best to deal with the legacy of the Troubles is to propose creating a five-year commission to reinvestigate all murders. If prosecutions are not possible, the police, army and paramilitary organisations will be asked to provide details about their roles. Any […]


November 2nd: Pól Harkin to Represent Thar Saile at Gaelic League in Detroit

Thar Saile representative Pól Harkin (who is also the current IAUC National Vice President) will speak about the issues facing Irish republican ex-prisoners who reside in the US at an event organized by Irish Northern Aid at the Gaelic League in Detroit, Michigan.  Pól’s presentation will begin at 2:30pm and […]


I Believe the Royal Irish March is Divisive and Sectarian

RFJ’s Mark Thompson Responds to RIR Parades Controversy The following is the text of an article from this morning’s Belfast Telegraph by Relatives for Justice director Mark Thompson, in which he responds to the current controversy of the British Army parade in Belfast city: In England there was a self imposed moratorium by the […]


Obama Speaks on Irish Issues

Article by Cahir O’Doherty, from the 15 October 2008 edition of the Irish Voice: DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate Barack Obama’s written responses to a questionnaire on Irish issues submitted by the Irish American Unity Conference (IAUC) and the Ancient Order of Hibernians have been warmly welcomed by the two Irish American organizations. […]


IAUC Welcomes Statement from Obama; Reflects on 25th Anniversary Conference and the Road Ahead

October 13, 2008—The IAUC welcomes Senator Obama’s responses to the joint IAUC/AOH/LAOH questionnaire on Irish issues.  The questionnaire, which was submitted to both Presidential candidates, was truly a collaborative effort and the result of months of hard work between Irish American leaders and the Obama campaign. Senator Obama’s statement comes […]


POBAL: The Future of the Irish Language Act is in the Hands of the Community

On Saturday 11th October, 4,000 people took part in POBAL’s major Belfast city centre march in support of the Irish Language Act. The date was chosen because it marks 3 different key anniversaries: one year since DUP Minister Edwin Poots declared himself ‘unpersuaded’ of the need for an Irish Language […]


Act Now to Support the Irish Language

Equality and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland Download a flyer for the event by clicking here. Join the Irish American Unity Conference and the Brehon Law Society at a special event at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House on Saturday, October 10, 2009.  Our featured speaker for the evening will be […]


Obama Responds to IAUC/AOH/LAOH Irish Issues Questionnaire

By now you’ve probably all read the headlines about Senator Obama’s responses to our joint questionnaire in collaboration with the AOH and LAOH.  This is a great success, especially coming so close to the Presidential elections. Download the full questions and answers here.