Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dan Halloran for NYC Council - NE Queens

A leading Republican lawyer is in the electoral fight of his life, and he needs our support.

Dan Halloran, a true Republican leader, and member of the RNLA national Board, is the Republican Party, Conservative Party and Libertarian Party nominee in one of the few solid Republican districts in New York City. Dan promises to bring a powerful voice for lower taxes, fiscal sanity, clean government, and safe neighborhoods to Democrat-infested New York City Hall, but the Democrats desperately want to silence him and us.

The Democratic Party bosses in New York have targeted Dan, with hundreds of thousands of dollars in negative smear ads, ACORN "new voter" registration drives, and are backing an ultra-liberal candidate - a top aide to liberal Democrat congressman Gary Ackerman - who has pulled in thousands of dollars from overseas, including the People's Republic of China. The Democrats and ACORN will stop at nothing and use every dirty trick to try to steal this vote.

Dan Halloran serves on the State Board of the New York State GOP Lawyers; and on the National Advisory Board of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA). He has supported so many Republicans in the past - now he needs our support.

Please send a contribution to Dan today. Under the New York City finance system, every local contribution is matched 8:1 by the NYC Finance Board. What that means is that a local contribution of $500.00 to Dan results in New York City contributing $4,000.00. Even a small contribution can make a real difference.

Please mail your contribution to Dan today. We have attached a response card below. Every dollar you contribute will make a real difference.

Thank you,

Robert Farley
NYS GOP Lawyers

John Ciampoli
Vice Chairman
NYS GOP Lawyers

Grant Lally
Founding Chair
NYS GOP Lawyers


The Committee to Elect Dan Halloran

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Kennedy Legends Self - Made

Irish Examiner
New York City
Dear Editor:
Pat Hurley's commentary on the late Senator Kennedy's role in Ireland's conflict has much to commend it. As the only person to serve on the National Boards of three major Irish-American organizations and as a member of several others for over 30 years I can relate to much of what Mr. Hurley says.

Senator Kennedy was nowhere on the US-UK Extradition Treaty vote and never used his knowledge of Senate rules and procedures to delay or prevent the vote. It was Senator Kerry who was in the media explaining the real meaning of the Treaty to an unsuspecting public. Senator Kennedy never used his Senate pulpit to disclose the British role in the assassination campaigns of Sinn Fein elected officials or their role in the largest atrocity of the conflict, the Dublin-Monaghan bombings. Instead he would threaten other countries with fund cut-offs and sanctions whose death squads killed political opponents and whose human rights records were abysmal.

Indeed, on every major issue of concern to the small but activist Irish-American community, Senator Kennedy's role was minimal or non-existent.

MacBride Principles? Nice but toed the John Hume line that we dare not put them into action for fear of offending the British.

Visa denial? Despite repeated efforts on the part of several organizations to secure his interest in a lawsuit to challenge the U. S. denial of a visa to Gerry Adams, an elected Member of Parliament, Senator Kennedy and his 'whiz kids' staff never took an interest in the issue and thus upheld the British veto. It was not until President Clinton took the position he did that Senator Ted jumped on the train leaving the station pretending to be the engineer.

Corruption of justice in the North? You would think a 'gimme' for this "lion of liberalism" but not so. The conveyor belt imprisonment of thousands through Diplock Courts, the Birmingham 6, Guildford 4 and other symptoms of British lawlessness never drew more than platitudes, press releases and meaningless resolutions from one of the Senate's most powerful members.
There was plentiful concern for injustice elsewhere on which he took serious action e.g. El Salvador etc, but not for the Irish that needed his concern most. When the British weren't playing him like a Stradavarious they were more than likely buying his silence or inaction with deals, the likes of which only history may reveal.

What can explain this truth? First, the Senator was largely ignorant of the conflict's origins and chose to remain so because there was always bigger fish to fry. The small Irish-American lobby had only truth, facts and justice to work with while what impresses the Kennedys is well - monied lobbyists with spin machines to match. Secondly, and this is in part a defense of his inaction, during most of the conflict the Dublin governmant would parade an endless stream of foreign affairs mouthpieces who had never been to the North of Ireland and who were first and foremost afraid of offending their British "betters". In 1970, it took James Heaney, a lawyer from Buffalo, NY to shame the Irish government into joining a lawsuit in the European Court of Human Rights. That's how pitiful the Irish government was and, in some respects, still is.

Now that the Senator has been laid to rest, let the emphasis on his life be on his personal qualities as a father, husband or friend. No amount of media spin can change the fact that if the Senator was a true friend of Ireland, he could have literally saved the lives of thousands by learning about and standing up for the afficted Catholic community that endured 30 years of systematic oppression without his voice to help them.

Michael Cummings is a former member of the national boards of the Irish Northern Aid Committee, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and a current member of the Irish American Unity Conference.

Michael J. Cummings
Albany, New York

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pete King Fundraiser - Date Change

We have had to change the date and time for our upcoming reception for Congressman King in NYC.

The new date and time for Georgette Mosbacher's home reception is:

Monday, November 2, 2009
Beginning at 5:30 PM

A revised invitation and response form is attached for your review and information.
Congressman King and Georgette would be pleased to have your paticipation in the event.

Thank you for your consideration!

Mike G Burton,
Finance Director
Pete King for Congress Committee
1526 17th Street NW, #101Washington, DC 20036
202-302-7678 (cell)
202-986-5319 (fax)

Georgette Mosbacher

cordially invites you to a reception

in honor of

Congressman Pete King
New York’s Third District
Ranking Member, Homeland Security Committee
Member, Financial Services Committee

At her residence

1020 Fifth Avenue
(entrance on 83rd Street)
New York, NY

Monday, November 2, 2009
5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

RSVP Form Attached Business Attire

Not Printed at Government Expense
Paid for by Pete King for Congress

Congressman Pete King Reception RSVP

_____ Yes, I will attend the November 2nd reception and financially participate at the following level:

_____ Event Co-Sponsor. I commit to give or raise $4,800 for the event.
Includes up to four tickets.

_____ Event Co-Host. I commit to give or raise $2,400 for the event.
Includes up to four tickets. (PAC’s $5,000).

_____ Supporter. I would like to reserve ______ ticket(s) at $500 per

_____ I cannot attend the reception, however, I’ve enclosed my contribution
of $__________.


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Questions or Information, Call 202-302-7678

Paid for by Pete King for Congress, P.O. Box 1428, Seaford, NY 11783. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Corporate contributions are not permitted. PAC contributions are limited to $5,000 per election cycle. $5,000 for the Primary and $5,000 for the General, for a total of $10,000. Individual contributions are limited to $2,400 per election cycle, $2,400 for the Primary and $2,300 for the General, for a total of $4,800


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

NYS Conservative Party Honors Amb. Bolton

Conservative Party of New York State

State Chairman Michael R. Long

The Officers


Members of The New York State Conservative Party

Cordially invite you to our 2009 Fall Reception




The Charles Edison Memorial Award


Thursday, October 29th, 2009

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


The New York Athletic Club (Ninth Floor)

180 Central Park South (59th Street just off Seventh Avenue)

New York City

Kindly R.S.V.P. by October 26th, 2009

For Additional Information: Call 718-921-2158

Tickets: $500


Please make your check payable to the New York State Conservative Party. You may alo contribute by credit card.

Tickets are as follows: Reception $500 per person; $5,000 for 10 Tickets to General Reception plus 2 Tickets to VIP Reception & Photo Opportunity; $10,000 for 10 Tickets to General Reception plus 6 tickets to VIP reception and photo opportunity.

Contributions are not tax-deductible. All contributions will be deposited in the Conservative Party's federal account. They will be used in federal and other elections as may be permitted by law. Contributions exceeding the federal limits shall be deposited in the state accounts of the Conservative Party, and are subject to contribution limits of the New York State Election Law. Contributions from Corporations and State PACs are accepted and will be deposited in the Conservative Party's accounts subject to the provisions of the New York State Election Law. PACs are limited to $84,400 in aggregate political contributions. Corporations are limited to $5,000 in aggregate political contributions per year. Any amount exceeding these limits will be deposited into Party housekeeping accounts which may receive unlimited contributions.

State Headquarters
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Ft. Hamilton Station, NY 11209

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cross Border Orchestra

The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland

Thursday, October 29, 2009 8 P.M.

Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center
Broadway & 65th Street

Tickets $25.00 - $100.00

Maestro Gearoid Grant - Conductor
Emmanuel Lawler - Tenor
Patrick Martin - Highland & Uilleann pipes

Accompanied on stage by a variety of Childrens' Choirs including
St. Sebastian's Childrens, Choir, Woodside, N.Y.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

IAR's Frank Duggan in UN Ghaddffi Protest

Irish American Republican Frank Duggan leads protest against Libyan leader Ghaddffi at the United Nations.

Click below:

Dublin/Monaghan, not Omagh, was Bloodiest Day

Public Editor
New York Times
October 7th

In an article today ("Lithuiana Resumes IRA Dissident Trial") which is from the AP, the following sentence occurs. It reads: The Real IRA was responsible for the deadliest attack of the entire four-decade conflict over Northern Ireland: the August 1998 car-bombing of Omagh that killed 29 people, mostly women and children. It is an oft-repeated falsehood about which I have complained to the AP without effect. It is a falsehood that serves a purpose and therein lies a story.

The facts of the matter, which can be readily ascertained, is that the 1974 bombing of Dublin & Monaghan Town Centers in the Irish Republic was, and is today, the largest atrocity of the conflict. Near simultaneous car bombs were detonated without warning by a single squad of loyalists killing 33, mostly women and children at the peak shopping hour. Why then wouldt he AP say otherwise? In fact, the Dublin-Monaghan bombings is still a hotly contested matter between the British and Irish governments, the subject of Irish government investigations which have been stonewalled by the British government.

A Harvard Professor J. Bowyer Bell has told much of this story in his book Indubious Battle but suffice it to say the Dublin-Monaghan bombings were planned and executed by the British Army with a special unit actually delivering the primed bombs to the loyalists to drive South. It is speculated that the British Army authorized the attack, essentially an act of war, in aid of the loyalist cause. The only question now is from where did this authorization emanate.

The purpose of continuing this lie is not too different from Goebbel's purpose in using the Jews as a scapegoat. If you repeat a lie often enough, people will come to believe it. When I asked Jim Clarity (NY Times) about this, he stated that the British saw the Dublin-Monaghan bombings as two seperate incidents and thus not worthy of the 'single' largest atrocity label. Convenient no? What the British could not countenance in the public media is any thought that they could be responsible for such a senseless act of slaughter. That is the core of my complaint. My request is that the New York Times not use this 'spin phrase' again and that it complain to the Associated Press about its use in future dispatches.

Is this a tempest in a teapot or a semantic squabble without significance? Far from it. As Jo Thomas (NY Times) revealed in her journalistic work, the British have taken control of coverage of this conflict from the outset and the American media has, for many reasons, allowed them to do so. A terrible consequence of this is the cover-up of the British government's instigator role in formenting anti-Catholic hate, discrimination, in-human and civil rights abuses, death squads and in the corruption of law and justice. The U. S. reporting of the conflict was widely criticized and Ms Thomas' work seemed to confirm the criticism. The pepetuation of this falsehood continually calls into question the credibility of the newspaper that carries it.


Michael J. Cummings

Albany, N.Y.

Mr. Cummings holds the distinction of being the only person to have served on the boards of the three largest and most active Irish American organizations, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Irish American Unity Conference and Irish Northern Aid. He served for thirty years throughout the conflict.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Top Cop Ray Kelly to lead 2010 NYC St. Patrick's Parade


NEW YORK, NY - Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

The New York City St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce that the Grand Marshal of the 249th NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade will be The Honorable Raymond W. Kelly, Police Commissioner of the City of New York.

“Commissioner Kelly traces his Irish heritage to the West of Ireland, to the counties of Roscommon and Longford," said Hilary Beirne, executive secretary and web master for the Parade Committee.

“We are delighted that Commissioner Kelly will proudly lead the Irish American community up Fifth Avenue on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 for the 249th consecutive St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City," Beirne said.

Parade ChairmanJohn Dunleavy said “We are truly delighted that Commissioner Kelly has been unanimously selected as the 2010 Grand Marshal. He is a man who is beloved in the Irish-American community and in the United States. He is an outstanding Irish American who has devoted a huge amount of his considerable energy and charisma to building enduring and durable ties between America on the one hand and Ireland and the rest of the world on the other. We know that his selection as Grand Marshal will be a widely popular one.”

The march up Fifth Avenue is the world’s oldest and largest civic Parade. It celebrates “The Faith of Ireland, Irish heritage and Culture”. The New York City St. Patrick’s Parade began in 1762, fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence was signed in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. The Parade is regarded as the most popular of all marches in New York City, and honors Saint Patrick - the patron Saint of the Archdiocese of New York and of Ireland. The event consists only of marchers. Each year it involves some 250,000 participants and two million spectators. The Parade has many great marching bands, bagpipers, and high-school and college bands from throughout the United States and from all over the world.

“We not only televise the Parade, but also webcast it live over the internet,” said Hilary Beirne. “The web casting enables everyone in Ireland to watch their friends and family here in New York march up Fifth Avenue after all of the local Parades”, Beirne said. “Indeed, the viewership of the webcast will most likely out pace television viewership next year, with over 50,000 logging on this past March 17th. A number we except to increase dramatically this coming year.”

The Parade is webcast through the Parade’s web site at NYCStPatricksParade.Org and NBC’s web site at

For additional information regarding the 2010 Grand Marshal and pre - Parade events, contact Hilary Beirne at the Parade Office or visit the NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade web site at NYCStPatricksParade.Org.

Press Contacts
Hilary Beirne
Parade Executive Secretary and Web Master
PO Box 295 Woodlawn Station,
Woodlawn, NY 10470
718-231-4400/ 914-833-8363
Web Site: http://NYCStPatricksParade.Org