Tag Archives: Fianna Fáil

The Party’s Over…..

Are we witnessing the death throes of the Social Democratic and Labour Party? I have never subscribed to the notion that SDLP has been finished for years. That’s just Sinn Féin talking themselves up and Slugger O’Toole talking up their … Continue reading

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Semi Detached Labour Party: Claire Hanna MLA

I am not sure that the Slugger O’Toole headline “Claire Hanna Resigns from SDLP Whip at Assembly…” is entirely accurate. It seems that Claire will no longer be attending SDLP Assembly Party meetings and has resigned her position as SDLP … Continue reading

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Nationalist Re-Alignment 1968-73 (and 2019)

As splits and mergers (aka Nationalist Re-Alignment) is all fashion in 2019, I thought I would reach back into the memory bank and point out that this has happened before…crucially at the 1969 “Crossroads Election”…which reached some kinda conclusion (for … Continue reading

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Charlie (Haughey)…Is Mise Charlie

So a three part drama series on RTE on Charlie Haughey.The name is associated with political graft and corruption. Former Taoiseach Haughey is dead. Libel laws only apply to the living so it is obvious that this is a hatchet … Continue reading

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Fair Play SDLP Ballycastle

Interesting motion (deferred at Conference) from SDLP in Ballycastle. Asking SDLP should organise in the Republic of Ireland. Good idea? Yes …not necessarily in the short-term …but SDLP has to put down a marker that it is an all-Ireland party. … Continue reading

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History: Public And Private

Here is an interesting thing…well almost. Consider the domestic scene in suburban Dublin in the 1960s. An elderly gent hears the postman drop the mail thru the letterbox. He picks up the bank statement, the phone bill and finds a … Continue reading

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Irish Labour Party Deserves All It Gets

I have no sympathy for the Irish Labour. Nominally a sister Party of the SDLP, it has been remarkably unsupportive of SDLP down the years. I recall a walkout at a 1970s SDLP Conference whenConor Cruise O’Brien …a truly awful … Continue reading

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