A date must be set for an Irish border poll

The time to set a firm date for a referendum on Irish unity is now. The legal requirement for a border poll as envisioned in the 1998 Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement needs to be embraced and facilitated by the Irish and British governments. The GFA provides that a poll on […]


IAUC Condemns Racism

OUR OUTRAGE 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 country. We condemn in particular the recent cold-blooded murders of African-American fellow citizens, including children, in Minnesota, Georgia, Texas, Florida, New York City, […]


Irish American Unity Conference Statement on Conviction of Derek Chauvin

The conviction by a Minnesota jury of police officer Derek Chauvin on second- and third-degree murder charges brings a much needed sense of relief, and hope, for all of us who believe in equal justice under the law. The guilty verdicts are an important new link in the arc of […]


Menendez, Collins, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Reaffirming Bipartisan Support for the Good Friday Agreement

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today was joined by Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) in leading 13 of their Senate colleagues in unveiling a bipartisan resolution in support of the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, or the Belfast Agreement, and […]


A British Post-Brexit War on Human Rights

Peter Kissel www.irishecho.com / Irish Echo / FEBRUARY 17 – 23, 2021 On January 21, 2021, thirty-five hundred relatives of conflict victims in the North of Ireland sent a letter to Taoiseach Micheal Martin and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urgently requesting immediate implementation of the legacy commitments of the […]


The IAUC congratulates and salutes John McCarthy

The IAUC congratulates and salutes John McCarthy on his well-deserved appointment as Senior Advisor to the Counselor to the President in the Biden Administration. John, a proud Irish-American, previously served as Congressman Brendan Boyle’s Chief of Staff. In that role, he demonstrated a keen interest in Irish justice affairs and […]


IAUC Statement On Storming Of Us Capitol

The Irish American Unity Conference works for peace, justice, and democracy in the North of Ireland, and is committed to the same values in our own country, the United States of America. The events that occurred January 6, 2021 at the United States Capitol building are a disgrace and we […]


Human rights in Britain should start at home

Letter to the Editor in the Washington Post – January 3rd, 2021 In his Dec. 29 Tuesday Opinion essay, “Britain is still a global force for good,” British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab suggested that Britain is committed to human rights. Three recent actions illustrate the United Kingdom’s ongoing hostility to […]


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 […]