Monthly Archives: August 2013

What Is The Secret Of Room 105?

In a Slugger O’ Toole post “Mr Ulster” (is he by any chance a former General Secretary of the Alliance Party who now has an office in the same building as “agent for change” Quintin Oliver?)….talks about an event hosted … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is….

Proud to announce that the first of the Sluggerite triumvirate to post about Seamus Heaney is Sheldon…the Sage of Ballinderry (but he calls in BallinLONDONderry). Our congratulations to him. Cherished reminisinces from Dimpleby for his fellow Derryman will follow. I … Continue reading

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Seamus Heaney RIP

Sad to learn of the death of Seamus Heaney, Nobel Literature lureate from 1995 and surely one of THE great poets. We have all read his books and he was THE LAUREATE of at least one Norn Iron tribe. …the … Continue reading

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SDLP Headquarters

SDLP HQ is on the Ormeau Road in South Belfast. For the record, the first HQ office (1973) I recall was in College Square North, a few doors from the “old” Ulster Museum Building. At one point, there was an … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#15 Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP

Dr Alasdair McDonnell is Member of Parliament and MLA for South Belfast. This is possibly the most subtle of all constituency offices. Alasdair, SDLP Party Leader is now retired from his practice as a medical doctor on the Ormeau Road. … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#14 Alex Attwood MLA

The office of Alex Attwood MLA,SDLP West Belfast is on the Stewartstown Road, not far from Casement Park. . Not totally convinced about this one. It of course serves the entire West Belfast area (the SDLP has one MLA and … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#13 Alex Maskey

Sinn Fein seem to make a distinction between a “constituency” office and an “advice centre”. This of course facilitates any MLA ( Paul Maskey, Willie Clarke, Conor Murphy, Francie Molloy,Michelle Gildernew, Gerry Adams, Martina Anderson, Pat Doherty) resigning the Assembly … Continue reading

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