American Notes: Mar 24, 1986

LARGESSE Smiling Irish Eyes

St. Patrick's Day came a bit early on Capitol Hill last week. In the midst of Congress's struggle to pare the federal budget and close the gaping deficit, the House agreed by voice vote to send $250 million over the next five years to Northern Ireland. The money will go into an international economic-support fund established under an Anglo-Irish agreement signed last year by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her Irish counterpart Garret Fitz-Gerald to give Catholics more of a voice in the affairs of Northern Ireland. The aid proposal allied two politicians who share Irish...

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