Monthly Archives: January 2014

“Royal Ulster Rifles” On An Irish Stamp?

The interesting thing (dont laugh!) about collecting Irish stamps is that it tells us as something about an Event AND the time the stamps were issued. For example, the Easter Rising 1916. Commemorated in 1941 (25th Anniversary). Commemorated in 1966 … Continue reading

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The Controversial World Of….Stamp Collecting

Today is my wife’s birthday. At her request, I hasten to add that she is a much younger person than me. We went to a small village in the “Republic”. Intention to have a nice lunch. As you may know, … Continue reading

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Mallie, Paisley…And Mrs Paisley Too

So Part Two of The Great Interview. It had already been screened to the Belfast Press Corps on Friday last week and under embargo until Midnight Sunday night. This meant that the three Belfast newspapers and BBC and UTV were … Continue reading

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As The Fan Hits The Shit…

So the DUP are rubbishing tonight’s Big Interview. Ian Paisley in conversation with Eamonn Mallie. I am all prepared …coca cola and two packets of Tayto Prawn Cocktail. Its going to be that kinda night. Nothing worse than a woman … Continue reading

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SDLP And Health

About ten days ago, a family friend and young mother took her 2year old child to the Accident and Emergency Department in a major hospital. The child had injured an arm and the young mother needed re-assurance that there was … Continue reading

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Congratulations Peter Osborne

The Czar of Russia would like to send best wishes to Peter Osborne, the new Chair of the Community Relations Commission…a Quango Until last month Peter was Chair of the Parades Commission…a Quango. We are indeed lucky that Peter has … Continue reading

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Centenarians should apply for President’s Bounty

Originally posted on Ballycastle SDLP:
Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham has reminded centenarians and their families that they are entitled to a very substantial bounty from the President of Ireland on attaining their 100th birthday.  Dónal Cunningham said “Many people…

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