Monthly Archives: October 2011

President Michael D Higgins

Comhghairdeas le Michal D Ó hUiginn, Uachtarán Nua-tofa na hÉireann. Congratulations to our President Elect (ninth President of Ireland) Michael D Higgins. Michael D Higgins was elected President. On balance I am glad. Clearly Sinn Féin influenced the result with … Continue reading

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The Presidential Election…All Over Except For The Counting

Apologies that I have been unable to post for a couple of days. The Presidential Election took place today against a background of animosity and uncertainty. Other websites and news outlets will report the strange events of the past couple … Continue reading

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John Hume……Simply A Good Man

In November last year, I attended the SDLP Conference in Belfast and was priveleged to be in the Hall, when Miriam O’Callaghan presented John Hume with his award as “The Greatest Ever Irish Person”. Well deserved of course. Last night … Continue reading

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Science And The Arts….Never The Twain Shall Meet.

I hate Science. I wish I had a good reason to hate Science. But the best reason that I can come up with is……..that I dont understand Science. Surely not understanding something is good enough reason to hate it……like modern … Continue reading

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The Presidential Election: The Opinion Polls On Last Weekend.

We are entering the final stretch of the Presidential Election Campaign. Voters go to the “real” polls on Thursday but two opinion polls for Red C and Sunday Business Post make interesting reading. I have taken the average below. Seán … Continue reading

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Michael D Higgins…….Candidate for Presidency.

Michael D Higgins, 70 year old former Labour Party TD for Galway West. A poet, author and broadcaster and a Gaelic speaker. He has been Minister for An Gaeltacht (Gaelic speaking areas) in the Irish Cabinet. Simply known as “Michael … Continue reading

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Dana Rosemary Scallon…….Candidate For Presidency.

“Dana” as she is simply known is making her second bid to become President and is the rank outsider. She was born Rosemary Brown (her professional name is Dana) and grew up in Derry. She won the Eurovision Song Contest … Continue reading

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