Monthly Archives: January 2016

Wogan…RIP

So “Sir” Terry Wogan is the latest celeb to die. I cant say that I ever liked him (in so far as it is possible to actually “like” or “dislike” a person that I have never actually met). Actually that … Continue reading

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SDLP: The Campaign Begins

Introducing the SDLP spokespersons in a two hour presentation was an interesting innovation. Normally re-shuffling the “front bench” would have been handled by a simple press release sent along to journalists in the cafeteria in Stormont. So at least two … Continue reading

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SDLP Spokespersons

Colum Eastwood re-shuffled his team of spokespersons today. This to reflect the retirement of Pat Ramsey and Joe Byrne and the co-option of Gerard Diver and Daniel McCrossan. With other MLAs Dominic Bradley, Alban Magennis and John Dallat also set … Continue reading

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The SDLP Twitterati

“Squinter” from the Andytown News is a man who speaks his mind in his column. Of course sometimes he is reminded by Sinn Féin what his mind should be. So it seems a bit odd that a seasoned journalist would be … Continue reading

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SDLP: The Case For Opposition

It is certainly possible to have a very academic debate in SDLP…should the Party play a role in the Norn Iron Executive. I could present a case either way. But really it boils down to a single photograph. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Stamps …1916-2016

So I picked up the “Easter” stamps in Dublin. In strict terms there are two kinds of postage stamp. A “definitive” stamp is in everyday use, often for several years. A “commemorative” stamp is intended to mark a special person, … Continue reading

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Stamp Issuing Programme 2016

This is Ireland’s Stamp Programme for 2016. It is probably very provisional. For example, there is no mention of a stamp or stamps to commemorate the Olympic Games. The new “definitive” (ie stamps issued for a prolonged period rather than … Continue reading

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