A New Northern Ireland Protocol Bill On Monday, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, The Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, introduced a bill that the EU says is in violation of the Good Friday Agreement. The new plan proposes that goods being sent to Northern Ireland by trusted vendors from the U.K. are in the “Green Lane” and … [Read more...] about News Roundup June 18, 2022
Northern Ireland First Minister Resigns It’s been a week of shocking retirements from three time All Ireland champion Pádraic Maher to the GOAT of American football Tom Brady. However, the most shocking resignation came on Thursday: Northern Ireland First Minister Paul Givan. The move is thought to be part of the DUP’s response to the Northern Ireland Protocol, which was … [Read more...] about News Roundup February 5, 2022
The number of Irish passport holders in Northern Ireland has risen dramatically while applications for U.K. passports have dipped, according to official reports outlined in a report by the Irish Times. Irish passport applications in Northern Ireland began to rise in 2016 after Britain voted to leave the EU. Applications for UK passports saw a 15% decrease while Irish passport … [Read more...] about All The News for All Hollow’s Eve
As we emerge, finally, through the long tunnel of the Covid-19 pandemic, everything from the economy to the arts has risen, dusted itself off and asked, “so what now?” Irish Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Mr. Colm Brophy T.D. visited the Consulate General of Ireland in Manhattan this week. His visit comes shortly after Taoiseach Micheál Martin … [Read more...] about Home & Away: This Week’s News
By Niall O'Dowd, Publisher
Irish America and President Joe Biden urgently need to reach out to unionism and loyalism in Northern Ireland to help bring political stability and repeat the success of the Clinton/Irish-America axis from the early 1990s.
In the throes of the Brexit crisis, Biden is the one outside player who could make a profound difference, just as Bill Clinton … [Read more...] about Why Biden Should Appoint a
U.S. Envoy to Northern Ireland