Monthly Archives: February 2018

Market Day in Ballaghaderreen (Irish Language Part Two)

While, the Irish Language should not be controversial and I fully understand that Sinn Féin would insist on an Irish Language Act, it seems counter-productive. Unionists would never agree to it and it means that its rejection by DUP closes … Continue reading

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Market Day in Ballaghaderreen (Irish Language Part One)

Twelve years ago, my wife and I were passing thru the small town of Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon. It is actually on the county line with County Mayo and was “moved” from County Mayo in a re-arrangement of administrative lines at … Continue reading

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Civil Rights: Then & Now (SDLP Event)

Queens University, Belfast and Students Union Building where the SDLP Youth hosted a panel discussion “Civil Rights: Then & Now”. (Monday 19th February). SDLP was of course not formed until 1970, after the Civil Rights Movement began. But founder members, … Continue reading

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A Play Wot He Wrote

A new play by Martin Lynch. Haven’t we suffered enough?

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Sinn Féin Cheer Leaders: Pic

A recent photograph from the special Sinn Féin Ard Fhéis as an enthralled audience listens to a speech by Mary Lou McDonald. Middle in bottom row is “Deborah from Dublin”. After listening to Mary Lou for several hours (and it … Continue reading

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USA: A Lot of Good People There

On this side of the Atlantic, it is easy to see USA in terms of Donald Trump, National Rifle Association, Big Pharma, casual cruelty towards minorities and the unfortunate. But sometimes in a week like this that has shown us … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Commemoration

This year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Association. No doubt a lot of events planned. This one looks interesting. Of course a lot of organisations etc will be wrapping themselves in the Civil Rights cause. Some … Continue reading

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