John Hume, Nobel laureate who championed peace in Northern Ireland, dies at 83

“The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace — respect for diversity.” – John Hume It is with deep sadness and profound appreciation that we recognize the life, and honor the passing, of John Hume, former leader of the SDLP and a […]

 

Irish American Unity Conference Officers Condemn Racial Injustice

Washington DC…June 3, 2020. The Officers of the Irish American Unity Conference have issued the following statement on the state of the Nation’s racial crisis… We, the Officers of the Irish American Unity Conference, express our outrage at the ongoing, deep-seated, brutal racism that is destroying the fabric of our […]

 

Irish American Unity Conference Denounces Anti-Semitic Attack on Pittsburgh Jewish Community

WASHINGTON DC…October 30, 2018. The Irish American Unity Conference condemns in the strongest terms the vicious attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, and expresses its solidarity with the American Jewish community at this time of sorrow. We reject the anti-Semitic hatred which precipitated the attack and denounce […]

 

37th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1981 HUNGER STRIKES

SATURDAY, MAY 5th 2018 MASS AT ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 6PM 1711 Liberty Ave., (Strip District) All are welcome to attend The Pittsburgh Irish American Community has always supported this remembrance and we thank the Irish American Unity Conference, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Conway Mill Trust, […]

 

The Irish American Unity Conference is proud to have made monetary grants to four human-rights NGOs in the North of Ireland

The Irish American Unity Conference is proud to have made monetary grants to four human-rights NGOs in the North of Ireland. The entities to receive the awards are Relatives for Justice, the Committee on the Administration of Justice, East Belfast Mission, and Border Communities against Brexit. Relatives for Justice (RFJ) […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Pat Finucane Memorial Event

 

Irish Ambassador to the United States Anne Anderson Steps Down as Dan Mulhall takes on New Role

The Irish American Unity Conference will definitely miss Anne Anderson, but we will be establishing relationships with Ireland’s new Ambassador to the US, Dan Mulhall, immediately. Read some stories that profile him. Read some stories that profile him. Ambassador Mulhall’s remarks at BIPA’s Committee B, House of Commons, 27 February […]

 

IAUC Congratulates Denis McDonough as New Chief of Staff for President Obama

IAUC President Tom Burke and the Irish American Unity Conference congratulates fellow Minnesotan Denis McDonough on his appointment as President Barack Obama’s new Chief of Staff.  Mr. McDonough has close ties to Ireland and did his Master’s Thesis on the Irish Peace Process.  The IAUC wishes Mr. McDonough well and hopes he […]