A meeting of the American Brexit Committee

A meeting of the American Brexit Committee was convened ABC Secretary Michael Cummings at John Dearie’s law office in New York on January 23. IAUC members Jack O’Brien, Leslie Cassidy, Kevin Barry, Peter Kissel, and Jim Gallagher joined their colleagues from the AOH, Brehon Law Society and American Committee on […]


The Irish Echo: The NY Brexit Summit, Range of Issues Covered at Manhattan Meeting

By Irish Echo Staff With just two months to go before Brexit, Irish Americans are increasingly focused on the implications for the island of Ireland, most especially in the event of a no-deal UK crash out from the European Union. This was the backdrop to a meeting in New York […]


The State Department’s unwarranted downgrade of an ambassador

In an obvious snub to our allies in Europe, the U.S. State Department has secretly downgraded the status of the EU Ambassador to Washington for purposes of priority seating at diplomatic events, without the courtesy of even telling the Ambassador and without explanation. Whether this action was instigated by President […]


Britain Needs a Brexit Insurance Plan

Without a deal, the country’s departure from the European Union will be a disaster. By Jochen Bittner HAMBURG, Germany — I learned by mail the other day that Brexit poses a risk to my life insurance. My Britain-based insurance company, unsure about whether it would legally be able to cover […]


Honoring Thomas Devin Reilly

Irish patriot Thomas Devin Reilly, a Young Irelander who was exiled after the failed 1848 Rising, was honored in a graveside re-dedication ceremony at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Washington DC on December 1, 2018. Reilly emigrated to the United States and rose to become a confidant of President Franklin Pierce […]


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 […]


IAUC Leaders Discuss Brexit and Good Friday Agreement With Irish Ambassador

IAUC National President Peter Kissel, Treasurer Kevin Barry, Board Members Ed Walsh, Leslie Cassidy, and Tom Carney, and member activists Mike Carney and Kathleen Walsh met with Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall and the Embassy’s Political Director Brian Cahalane on Wednesday, October 1, to express the IAUC’s concerns over Brexit’s threat […]


Remembering Robert Emmet

The IRISH AMERICAN UNITY CONFERENCE In cooperation with the ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS Invites you to its 10 th Annual Commemoration of Irish Patriot Robert Emmet on the 215 th Anniversary of his execution by Britain (September 20, 1803) Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:30 AM Robert Emmet Statue Robert Emmet […]


2018 Congressional Questionnaire on Irish Issues

The Irish American Unity Conference has worked for over thirty years towards the peaceful reunification of Ireland. America is home to a significantly high proportion of Irish-Americans, many of whom still claim close ancestral links to Ireland, north and south, and who also belong to Irish fraternal, cultural and political […]


Addendum to the Irish American Unity Conference National Newsletter

Barely half-way through the year, 2018 has already been an extremely active year for the IAUC in the National Capital Region, and by extension, nationally and internationally. From the beginning of the year, the DC-Baltimore Chapter has further increased its ongoing engagement with Congress to advocate for equality, justice, and […]