Monthly Archives: July 2014

Israel: Criticism is NOT Anti-Semitism

You dont have to travel far in Norn Iron to see that Nationalist-Republicans and Unionist-Loyalists take very different views on the Israel-Palestine Conflict. Are we taking sides as a kinda knee jerk reaction? Nationalists support Glasgow Celtic…and Palestine. Unionists support … Continue reading

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“Righteous Among The Nations”

 You have probably heard of Raoul Wallenburg (a Swedish diplomat). You have probably heard of Irene Sandler (a Polish social worker). You may or may not have heard of Mary Elmes (an Irish Quaker who lived in France). And you … Continue reading

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Coalisland

Interesting comments from “Pippakin” which triggers memories.  There is something about Coalisland, a town in County Tyrone, which is a part of me. Unlike most youngsters in West Belfast, I had a mother who was “from the country”…outside Armagh. Ironically … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…Sinn Fein Coalisland

Not sure how to attribute this one. A few years ago, I think I credited it to Michelle O’Neill, the Sinn Fein MLA for Mid Ulster. She is, I believe from Coalisland in County Tyrone. It seems part of a … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#19 Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD

This office is in Buncrana, County Donegal. The office of Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD. This office is in the Main Street, near Market Square. He is  Sinn Fein TD for North East Donegal.

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President O’Bama: The Irish Love Affair Ends

Before the 2008 Presidential Election, opinion polls were showing that Barack Obama was getting approval ratings of more than 80 per cent…in Europe. I think that is normal. Europeans tend to identify more with Democrats than Republicans. And there was … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#18 Trevor Clarke MLA

In Antrim Town. Just off the main street, a large detached house. I have credited this one to Trevor Clarke MLA (DUP, South Antrim) ….note it name-checks “Dr” William McCrea MP.   “Dr” William McCrea is of course a Doctor of … Continue reading

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