Why U.S.-Ireland Alliance should be de-funded
Over here, well-meaning congressmen like Pete King and Joe Crowley have helped it get funding from American taxpayers every year. That should end.
Back in Ireland the alliance continues to take funds from the Irish government, despite the horrific recession that has left the country on its knees. If you ask Irish people they would be sure to say that funding American students to come to Ireland is not their priority right now.
Irish Americans need to mobilize here and end the funding from America for this group that now purports to treat us like idiots and as completely out of touch.
The Irish government should re-prioritize too and tell the U.S.-Ireland Alliance enough is enough, and spend taxpayer money on better issues. Maybe then the message will get through to the likes of Unionist tradition Stanage and “lipstick on a pig” Vargo that Irish Americans are not so easily duped and misled.