Category: Archive

NewsBriefs: PEC winding down

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

The move was not unexpected as the PEC, founded 27 years ago by its current national president, John Finucane, had indicated an intention to merge operations with the larger Irish American Unity Conference.
During its 27 years of operation the PEC has been at the center of a number of issues and campaigns including the MacBride Principles, the battle to secure a U.S. visa for Gerry Adams, persuade Boston College not to honor Margaret Thatcher and prompt British Prime minister Tony Blair to publicly acknowledge Britain’s negligence during the Great Hunger in Ireland.
“We highly recommend that you join the Irish American Unity Conference. The IAUC is a reputable organization that shares our ideals, objectives and activists message,” Finucane said in a statement carried in the PEC’s September newsletter.
The PEC will publish the newsletter through December of this year. After that it will be published by the IAUC, Finucane indicated.

Other Articles You Might Like

Sign up to our Daily Newsletter

Click to access the login or register cheese