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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Telephone Interview with Danny Morrison

Today I had the priviledge of chatting with Danny Morrison in Belfast. Danny Morrison is an Author, Speaker, Presenter, Activist, and much more in his community. Danny was planning to come to America last fall for a speaking engagement in California. He went through the process of applying for the necessary Visa, however that whole exercise is still in limbo. In other words, our US State Department has yet to get back to Danny to approve or deny his entry into America.

It sure seems pretty unfair when governments require you to pay money in requesting the necessary papers to travel, then they do not inform you, either yes or no that you can come into the country. Shame on them; I don't expect they will give him back his money either. It is a bit of a robbery, wouldn't you say?

Danny Morrison has written six books and he is a Trustee of the Bobby Sands Trust. At one point he was PR Director for Sinn Fein, the Republican Party. I think he would be quite knowledgeable of current historical information on the North of Ireland, so much so he would generate much interest from Irish America and others interested in the history of modern Ireland.

We wish him much luck and success in trying to have this issue solved as I know at some point, many in Pittsburgh would be very interested in hearing what he has to say.

2 Comments:

At 9:58 AM, Blogger OldFatGuy said...

Thank you for your wonderful blog. I'm one of the administrators of the Celtic Woman fan forum, and I've just posted a note urging our 2300+ members to visit your site and listen to your broadcasts. http://www.celticwomanforum.com/index.php?topic=15449.0
Rich Ropes
a.k.a. the Old Fat Guy

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger Diane Byrnes said...

Hey Mr. Ropes,

I am delighted you have enjoyed my blog and I hope you find time to listen to the radio program as well. Thanks for sending notice out to your forum.

Diane

 

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