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Harry Gregg RIP

I think it is hard for young people to understand life before the Internet. Hard for middle-aged people to understand life before colour TV. But for old people like myself there was actually life before television. We did not get … Continue reading

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The General Election 2020

A great day in Irish History. It reminds me of those big days in the French Revolution. We seem to have started in 2016 with reminding ourselves about the Easter Rising Proclamation, progressed thru the two Referendums and the Irish … Continue reading

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Back in The Saddle

Hello again. I have not blogged for a while. I am really getting too old for this. In part, the things that got me interested in politics nearly fifty years ago are no longer relevant. In part, the things that … Continue reading

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The New Executive

So Arlene Foster (DUP Fermanagh-South Tyrone) and Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Féin, Mid Ulster) are again the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. But the two junior ministers, Gordon Lyons (DUP, East Antrim) and Declan Kearney (Sinn Féin, South Antrim) will … Continue reading

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Assembly: A Few Thoughts

I am not really enthused about the Agreement that kick starts the Stormont Assembly after three years. The Assembly was brought down three years ago because of the RHI Scandal and now it is back and there is still no … Continue reading

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O’Tooles: A Guide

With the co-option of Matthew O’Toole as the new SDLP MLA for South Belfast, there appears to be a lot of O’Tooles around. My guide: St Laurence O’Toole…Archbiship of Dublin in 12th century. Fought the Normans. Good guy. Fintan O’Toole…jounalist … Continue reading

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Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream…

One of the strange things about being a political nerd is that I sometimes dream about Politics. Last night, I dreamed  that the DUP had merged with the Alliance Party and Mick Fealty was the Press Officer. How ridiculous is … Continue reading

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