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Why Ireland’s Border Is Brexit’s Stubborn Puzzle

Why Ireland’s Border Is Brexit’s Stubborn Puzzle

By Peter Flanagan November 22, 2017, 4:19 AM MST Updated on November 28, 2017, 8:28 AM MST From: BloombergQuickTake The boundary between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland was long the scene of tense checkpoints and violent protest. Nearly two decades after the end of a conflict that claimed […]

 

Kissel-Tillerson

Hon. Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20520 Re: Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Dear Secretary Tillerson: The Irish American Unity Conference (“IAUC”) joins in the concerns expressed by Congressman Richie Neal and many members of Congress in their September […]

 

IAUC Empathizes with the dreamers

The IAUC empathizes with the dreamers affected by the decision of the Trump Administration to end DACA. Many Irish immigrants who arrived as children are among those who now live in fear of deportation, economic deprivation and family separation as a consequence of this action. The decision to come to […]

 

Kissel-Brokenshire

Hon. Sir James Brokenshire Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 19 Station Road Sidcup Kent DA15 7EB England Dear Secretary Brokenshire: The Irish American Unity Conference (“IAUC”) would like to add its strong support for the call by Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan that funding for a dedicated legacy […]

 

Tory proposals on Brexit delusional – O’Neill

The Tory government’s latest Brexit proposals “are not compatible with the Good Friday Agreement, the economic interests of Ireland north and south or the democratically expressed wishes of the people”, Sinn Féin Northern leader Michelle O’Neill has said. The Mid-Ulster MLA also branded the papers, published today, as a cynical […]

 
Memorial for Mr. Martin McGuinness

Memorial for Mr. Martin McGuinness

Good Afternoon, Our friends on Capitol Hill are hosting a memorial service in honor of the late Mr. Martin McGuinness, former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, on Tuesday, 25 July at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Capitol Hill: 313 2nd Street SE, Washington, DC 20003. The service will begin […]

 

IAUC’s concerns regarding Brexit and the IAUC’s commitment to Irish unity

During the week of June 26, IAUC President Peter Kissel, Treasurer Kevin Barry, and New Jersey Chapter President Tom Carney engaged in meetings with the Irish Embassy and various Congressional offices to discuss the IAUC’s concerns regarding Brexit and the IAUC’s commitment to Irish unity. The IAUC officers met with […]

 
On Ireland’s Border: ‘That Sad Old Game’

On Ireland’s Border: ‘That Sad Old Game’

Thanks to “Brexit”, Borderlanders will have to adapt yet again, to what distant powers decide for them. By GARRETT CARR JUNE 2, 2017 BELFAST, Northern Ireland — When Britain voted last June to leave the European Union, Northern Ireland voted to remain by a clear majority. Along the border with […]

 

Historic result for Sinn Féin – Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD speaking this morning on the outcome of the Westminster election campaign said: “I want to commend Michelle O’Neill and our northern team, including our candidates and their families for their outstanding performance in the election. We increased our vote in every constituency. “This was […]

 
Irish American Unity Conference National Newsletter

Irish American Unity Conference National Newsletter

Working for Justice and Peace in a United Ireland President’s Column “…in Ireland there must not be two nations or three nations but one nation…Catholic, Protestant, and Dissenter must unite to achieve freedom for all.” -Padraic Mac Piarais (P.H. Pearse), address at the grave of Wolfe Tone, Bodenstown Churchyard, Co. […]