Irish National Caucus

Working for justice and praying for peace in Ireland... WELCOME TO THE IRISH NATIONAL CAUCUS BLOG Ceade Mile Failte -- hundred thousand welcomes! We believe the U.S. has a vital role to play by applying a single -- not a double-standard in its foreign policies towards human rights in Ireland. In particular, we believe the U.S. must not subsidize anti-Catholic discrimination in Northern Ireland. That is why the Irish National Caucus in 1984 initiated the MacBride Principles.

Monday, October 31, 2011



Seattle Irish-Americans demonstrated enthusiastic support for My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland.
Father commented, "I was impressed with the graciousness and sincerity of the Seattle people. God bless America, God save Ireland."

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Photos: 1. Jim Lockhart, President, AOH Division 87,
Port Richmond speaks
2. Fr. Sean explains his "Struggle".
3. Eileen Smith LAOH Division President, Tom O'Donnell, AOH Pennsylvania State President, Fr. Sean and Jim Lockhart
4.Sergeant Michael Houck, Fr. Sean and
Philadelphia Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffrey

The Port Richmond Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 87 gave a grand welcome to Fr. Sean Mc Manus. Their beautifully decorated AOH hall, which they themselves built years earlier, provided the perfect setting to host the Philly book launch of My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland.
The gracious, full-house crowd actively listened as Father explained his Struggle. Many expressed amazement that Father's most formidable opposition came from high placed Irish politicians and the American Catholic Bishops.
Many participants flocked to the table to buy the Memoirs, and to have Father Sean personalize their copy. Indeed, several purchased two or more books--even returning to buy yet another at the close of the event. One person comment that she was buying more books to give as Christmas presents.
Father expressed his gratitude to the AOH, and to the entire audience for their warmth and support.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Finucane Assassination Went to Top of Government

Statement by Fr. Mc Manus
Capitol Hill. October 13, 2011 – It would be a mistake to think that British Prime Minister, David Cameron, was just being gratuitously cruel in his treatment of the Finucane family. He had raised hope he would allow a Public Inquiry into the state-assassination of Pat Finucane in 1989. He even invited the Finucane family to 10 Downing Street on Tuesday, October 11 to announce his decision to them… only to tell them that there would be no Public Inquiry.

Why would he do that? Because at the last moment, the spooks – those who really run all things to do with Ireland – told him to back off … that a Public Inquiry would expose to the world that the British Government, at the highest political, military and security level , ordered and facilitated the assassination… that it was just the tip of the iceberg… and that it would be shown that state-assassination and collusion were an enduring, fundamental and systematic policy of the British Government in Ireland.

There is no other possible explanation because I am sure David Cameron is not personally a sadistic person.

And that is why the U.S. Congress now more than ever before must stay focused on Northern Ireland.

Monday, October 10, 2011


October 8, 2011

The Woodlawn launch was held at the Rambling House owned and operated by the Joe Carty family.

Fr. Sean (pictured above) with Kerry born Chris O'Sullivan who proudly commented, "I have read the book five times. It is just that good, and I plan to read it again"

Barbara, Fr. Sean, Jim Kilkenny and Peter Mc Manus (no relation to Fr. Sean). Peter said, "The work that Fr. Sean has done throughout his lifetime is a very important contribution supporting the ultimate sacrifices made by Ireland's patriots for hundreds of years before us".