Irish American Unity Conference Congratulates President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris

The Irish American Unity Conference extends warm congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory in the US Presidential contest. We wish them the very best in leading our government in a compassionate and progressive manner, and in helping to heal the painful divisions in our […]

 

Annual Commemoration of Irish Patriot Robert Emmet

The Irish American Unity Conference was proud to hold its annual commemoration of Irish Patriot Robert Emmet on Sunday, September 20, despite the pandemic preventing us from an open, public gathering. We thank the National Park Service, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Irish Embassy for working with us […]

 

Treacherous Britain (Perfidious Albion) At It Again

The UK’s proposed legislation to undermine the Withdrawal Agreement presents a serious threat to the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), the border and the peace process. This is an important time for Irish America to make its voice heard loud and clear. Please contact your Congressional reps (House and Senate) and […]

 

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 […]

 

Unjust deporation of Malachy McAllister – A grievous insult to Irish Americans

Malachy McAllister, an Irish-American businessman who has lived an exemplary life in this country for over twenty years, was deported today despite repeated appeals over many years by Irish Americans and Members of Congress to the Department of Homeland Security/ICE to allow Mr. McAllister to stay. It is with great […]

 

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 […]

 

The E-3 Visa Bill will add Ireland to the E-3 nonimmigrant visa program

WASHINGTON DC March 15, 2020… The Irish American Unity Conference thanks Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) for her strong statement and position in support of the E-3 Visa Bill (H.R. 2877). This legislation will add Ireland to the E-3 nonimmigrant visa program, thereby allowing visas that are unused by Australia’s […]

 

A United Ireland would be good for everyone

by Matthew Parris The Times Faster than many realise, the time is coming to think dispassionately about the unification of Ireland. When the expected border with the rest of the UK is established in the Irish Sea the case for reuniting north and south will get its biggest boost since […]

 

The Orange Order’s Complex Relationship With The Irish Language…

Choyaa on January 12, 2020, 8:33 am In an ever-changing world there are now few constants and certainties, however, in Northern Ireland some remain including the fact that Unionism will find itself on the wrong side of a debate and be forced into a massive climb-down. The second certainty is […]

 

Kathleen Fearon has passed away

Kathleen was a leader of our New Jersey Chapter, which she helped established in 1970. I had the good fortune to meet Kathleen in recent years and she was a special person, a fierce champion of Irish unity and at the same time possessing a very calm, steady and cheerful […]