Monthly Archives: July 2016

A Quiet Hero: Mrs FitzjamesHorse

No greater love has a retired man than getting his working wife out to her work every morning at 7.30am…before he goes back to bed for a couple of hours. On Friday, I did that for the last time. Mrs … Continue reading

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Moore Street, Dublin

Most times when I visit Dublin, I find myself in Moore Street. The ILAC Shopping Mall is handy enough for a snack…McDonalds, Burger King, O’Briens, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Coming out of the General Post Office, I tend to cross Henry … Continue reading

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Where Are All The “Je Suis” People?

It is now eighteen months since the horrible incident in Paris, when several journalists on the French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” were murdered by Islamist terrorists. The great and the good of Belfast society…ie journalists and Bloggers gathered at Belfast … Continue reading

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The Longest Journey…And A Single Step

I feel like a new phase of my life is beginning tomorrow. For a long time, I have wanted to travel all around Ireland. Of course, I have done this before. I reckon that I have been in every town … Continue reading

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“Behind Every Successful Man…”

“Behind every successful man…is a surprised woman” (Maryon Pearson, wife of Lester Pearson, Prime Minister of Canada). This is probably true. Probably the wife of every successful politician sits thu speeches thinking “dear GOD, why do people vote for him?”. … Continue reading

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Join SDLP…If You’re Young Enough!

First of all, I am not necessarily recommending that any reader join the Party of which I am a supporter and member. Nor do I discourage it. They are a fine group of people. I am making a broader point. … Continue reading

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Cold Turkey

There is one golden rule about military coups. If you start one…you must win one. And thats how the coup in Turkey will be remembered. The plotters plotted. The plotters lost. I do not like Turkey very much. It is … Continue reading

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