Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Personal Commemoration

I am not a big fan of flying flags from private houses. Discounting World Cups, I last flew the National Flag at Easter 1971 in West Belfast. The 1971 Flag was bought in Ardoyne and I brought it home on … Continue reading

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Easter Centenary

I think that most people will accept that yesterday’s Commemoration in Dublin was a good day for the Irish Nation …the centre-piece being an ELECTED President and Defence Forces that have never been involved in a war except in their … Continue reading

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Good Friday…The Drinks Are Not On Me

First of all a short statement. I dont drink alcohol and never have. My parents were lifelong pioneers and the only jewelry that my father left me was his pioneer pin. I tend to wear it on special family occasions. … Continue reading

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Belgium and Europe

My sympathy to the people of Belgium. The 24 hour News is almost unwatchable. Commentators and Politicians say it is too soon to discuss the implications and then proceed to do exactly that. They are effectively setting out the boundaries … Continue reading

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SDLP: 2016 Candidates

This is the full list of SDLP candidates for 2016 Assembly Election. Foyle: Colum Eastwood. Mark H Durkan.  Gerard Diver. East Derry: Gerry Mullan. West Tyrone: Daniel McCrossan. Fermanagh-South Tyrone: Richie McPhillips. North Antrim: Connor Duncan. East Antrim: Margaret Anne … Continue reading

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Meanwhile At The Back Of The Bus…

You have to laugh. Sinn Féin DO have a sense of Entitlement and are not above lying thru their teeth for political advantage. Indeed Denial and Lies are part of Sinn Féin’s charm. It is their Unique Selling Point and … Continue reading

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SDLP Conference 2016

I was not at yesterday’s SDLP Annual Conference in Derry. In spite of my absence…or because of it…it was by all accounts , a success. Staging the Conference in March was a success. Assembly Elections  and the fixed term British … Continue reading

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