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
The pendulum continued to swing between optimism and pessimism in Northern Ireland at the time of going to press, with the main political parties still in talks and Senator George Mitchell poised to release his long-awaited report on the state of the peace process. Mitchell, hailed by commentators of all the persuasions for his role in securing the Good Friday Agreement, flew … [Read more...] about Quiet Optimism Over NI Talks – Mitchell Report Anxiously Awaited
A new book by a former British Ambassador to Ireland reveals shocking examples of Margaret Thatcher’s ignorance on Irish issues. By Niall O'Dowd, Publisher Margaret Thatcher considered a Cromwell-type solution to the Northern Ireland problem by forcibly moving Irish Catholics in Northern Ireland from the six counties a new book has revealed. The late British … [Read more...] about Thatcher Considered Cromwell-type Removal of Catholics from North, New Book Reveals
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