Monthly Archives: September 2013

If You’re Looking For An Office To Rent….

If you are looking to rent an office building near Belfast City Centre and Queens University, you could do worse than this building. The Old Library Building on Donegall Road. Excellent neighbours. Stratagem NI (friend of Slugger O’Toole) have their … Continue reading

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Posh Graffiti?

Some street art from the train stop at City Hospital in Belfast. Surely RBAI is not a reference to “Royal Belfast Academical Institution”, one of Belfast’s State Grammar Schools. Surely posh boys dont do this kinda thing. If standards are … Continue reading

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Fifty Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today…3rd September 1963, I was an 11 year old schoolboy. It was my first day at one of Belfast’ two Catholic Grammar Schools ( for boys of course). It was cold and there was a steady drizzle. … Continue reading

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Tweet-Along-A-Mairtin…Monday

I celebrate the tweets of Belfast Mayor Mairtin O’Muilleoir. Historians will value these tweets as an insight into the minutae (no tweet too trivial) of being Mayor in a multi-cultural city like Belfast. 8am .Mairtin bids his 7,735 followers a … Continue reading

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Pay Day Loans

Fair play to Councillor Claire Hanna (SDLP) on her motion at Belfast City Hall tonight. The City Council is now committed to working with Advice services to combat the menace of predatory “pay day” loan companies. Just why the Government … Continue reading

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A Touch Of Frost

David Frost 74….hmmm. I actually remember That Was The Week That Was. I suppose I was 11 years old. It was late night Saturday viewing and as I recall “open ended”. Live TV certainly. A stock company which included singers … Continue reading

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Vote Fitzjames Horse

I think I have worked out how Mairtin O’Muilleoir is Mayor of Belfast and I am not Mayor of Belfast. Its…Twitter. He has 7,000 odd Followers and follows over 5,000. I…a testament to my popularity …have just 52 followers. The … Continue reading

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