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President Donald J. Trump to Nominate Edward F. Crawford of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Ireland
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:42:13 +0000

This from … The White House – Office of the Press Secretary – Oct 22, 2018 President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate to Key Administration Posts Edward F. Crawford of Ohio, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ireland. Mr. Crawford currently serves as Chairman and CEO […]

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OCTOBER FFAI 2018 BULLETIN
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:05:52 +0000

A chairde: FFAI ISSUES UPDATE A-Bradley admits sent to rule with no clue about north Karen Bradley, picked by Prime Minister Theresa May to administer British rule in the six counties, said she had no understanding of the north when picked for the post. Bradley made her frank admissions to House  magazine, a weekly parliamentary […]

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Liaison Report – Southwest
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:57:17 +0000

From Mike Joyce … As this is my first post as Liaison for the Southwest (Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona) it is probably appropriate to introduce myself – especially for those in the territory. My name is Mike Joyce and I’m in Austin, TX with my wife and young son. We’ve been in Austin […]

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Video Hibernian Lecture: “America and the Irish Revolution, 1916–1922″
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 01:46:08 +0000

The 2018 Hibernian Lecture marks the fortieth anniversary of the relationship between the Hibernians and the Cushwa Center. In 1978, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians undertook a campaign to establish an endowment at the University of Notre Dame for illuminating the Irish heritage in America. Thanks to this support, […]

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AOH Congratulates Dr. Brian O’Dwyer on His Selection as 2019 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:43:15 +0000

With the formal announcement this evening  that Dr. Brian O’Dwyer has been selected to be the 2019 Grand Marshal of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade,  National President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Judge James McKay has issued the following statement: As the President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, I wish […]

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Yonkers 1st to Adopt McGuinness Principles
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 16:28:08 +0000

AOH efforts sees Yonkers City Council and first major city to adopt McGuinness Principles, repeating 1st to adopt MacBride Principles On Tuesday, September 25 Yonkers City Council became the first major city to unanimously adopt the McGuinness Principles. The impetus came from Myles Scully Division One Westchester and its President Kevin Ellis. The Council meeting […]

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Charities & Missions Update
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:07:30 +0000

The last few weeks have illustrated our need to sustain and increase our charitable efforts toward increasing vocations, the pursuit and dissemination of Irish History, decreasing hunger and providing relief in the face of natural disaster. Hurricane Florence reminded us that natural disaster is never far from our door. The pernicious predilection of pedophilia makes […]

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Catholic Action – October Update
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:36:01 +0000

The month of October still remains within Ordinary Time. October is a month dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God. MAJOR SAINTS AND FEAST DAYS Oct. 1 Theresa of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Memorial Oct. 2 Guardian Angels, Memorial Oct. 4 Francis of Assisi, Memorial Oct. 11 Pope St. John XXIII   Oct. 15 Teresa […]

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PROTEST ON THE PRAIRIE
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:10:00 +0000

In the late 1800s, banks were charging as much as 50% interest on mortgages and Railroad rates were uncontrollably high. As a result, mid-west farmers were experiencing a downward economic spiral. In Kansas, among the frustrated farmers, one voice was heard that would unite them in search of a solution. It came from Mary Elizabeth […]

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American AOH Meet Ballymurphy Families
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:18:57 +0000

Saying they were there “to pledge American support for Ballymurphy in its battle for truth and justice,” National AOH Vice-President Danny O’Connell, and National Secretary Jere Cole met Ballymurphy Massacre families on Sunday. The AOH leaders were escorted by victims’ family members to the murder scenes and given a moving account of each killing .The […]

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American AOH to Meet Ballymurphy Families
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:58:32 +0000

Calling the upcoming Ballymurphy Massacre Inquest “a fundamental test of Britain’s ability to give legacy justice”, Danny O’Connell, National Vice-President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians,announced that he and National Secretary Jere Cole will be meeting with the Ballymurphy Massacre families in Belfast to pledge the support of the powerful Irish American organization to these […]

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“Gaelic Mass Day” Proclamed by Westchester County
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 02:40:33 +0000

It was officially “Gaelic Mass Day” on Saturday, September 8th,as Hibernians led by New York State President Vic Vogel, and joined by local Irish community groups and parishioners, gathered for an Irish language Mass at St. Barnabas Parish. The day began with County Legislator David Tubiolo, announcing Westchester’s proclamation and presenting copies to New York […]

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September 13th is Commodore John Barry Day, a National Holiday of the Order
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 06:00:03 +0000

Did you know that the first flag officer and founder of the United States Navy was an Irishman?  His name was John Barry and Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, said in his eulogy at Barry’s graveside, “He was born in Ireland, but America was the object of his devotion and […]

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SEPTEMBER FFAI 2018 BULLETIN
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 20:18:04 +0000

A chairde: This month’s issues updates has crucial issues like Ballymurphy Inquest, Loughinisland Journalists being arrested , DUP attitudes to Stormont. Our National VP and Secretary will be meeting with the Ballymurphy Families this month to show American support and get a briefing. We are expanding Carmel Quinn’s tour to include Philadelphia, New Jersey and […]

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Babylon AOH Food Drive Nets 360+ Bags of Food
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:43:17 +0000

On Sunday, August 5th, members of AOH Div. 2 in Babylon, New York held a Food Drive at a local Stop and Shop for the Mercy Inn Soup Kitchen on Long Island. Over 360 shopping bags of food and non-perishable items were donated, collected, and transported that same day. Click here for more about AOH […]

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TO WIN BY LOSING
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 14:10:43 +0000

  On 22 September 1864, an Irish-American Civil War officer became a national hero after losing a battle! His name was James A. Mulligan. James was born in Utica, New York, in 1829, to Irish immigrant parents. After his father’s passing, he and his mother moved to Chicago where, at age 27, James was a […]

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AOH Repeats Call for US Northern Ireland Special Envoy After Arrest of Loughinisland Journalists
Sun, 02 Sep 2018 14:25:05 +0000

The arrest of award-winning veteran journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey for their work connected to the 2017 documentary “No Stone Unturned” is an attack on one of the accepted pillars of a free society: free speech expressed through an independent press.  It is also a blatant assault on the US-brokered Good Friday Agreement and […]

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A DAY TO REMEMBER
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:01:25 +0000

August 15 is a special day for Catholics around the world because it is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. It is also special for our AOH cousins in Ireland who march that day to show pride in their heritage on ‘Lady’s Day’ as it’s called. However, on that day in 1995 […]

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AUGUST 2018 BULLETIN
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:22:39 +0000

A chairde:   Last May I arranged to meet with Mark Thompson, of Relatives for Justice, a Christmas Appeal recipient. A dozen victims’ families arrived. They wanted the AOH to know how much they appreciate our AOH donations, but also how much they need American moral, political and public pressure on the British, to win […]

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CATHOLIC ACTION – August Update
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:03:35 +0000

We have the August Catholic Action update from Ohio State Chairman Pat Lally … NEWS OF INTEREST –On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a ruling by a Washington State court against florist Baronelle Stutzman. The court returned the case to the Washington Supreme Court, instructing reconsideration in line with the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision earlier […]

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