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Constituency Offices…#28 Máirtín Muilleoir MLA

Sinn Féin offices/advice centres are usually pretty drab with (often) no reference to a specific MLA. I suppose they use co-option so often that it is hardly worthwhile to put up a sign with a name on it. The office … Continue reading

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Edwin, Mairtín And …Jim…And Peter Robinson!

Congratulations if you are old enough to know that the headline is a tip of the hat to “Abraham, Martin and John” and Smokey Robinson. So just to be clear…Edwin is Edwin Poots, DUP MLA for Lagan Valley and until … Continue reading

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The Giro Sham

There is a certain irony in the fact that I actually like CYCLING. Whether its the Tour of France, Spain or Italy…I have a lot of admiration for those drug-free guys that have that amount of courage, endurance and skill. … Continue reading

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When Bloggers Meet…

The Big Tweet Up…a meeting of Bloggers on the Belfast “blogging scene”….the MetroTextuals….took place last Thursday night in McHughs Bar in Custom House Square. It was a fitting venue, just across the square from The steps at tne Custom House, … Continue reading

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Inflatable Rats…Old Belfast…New Belfast

I was watching Sky News at midnight last night. The lead story was that the British Government was going to do “something” about intimidation of directors of the Grangemouth Oil Refinery by trade unionists. It is said that members of … Continue reading

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Tweet-Along-A-Mairtin…Monday

I celebrate the tweets of Belfast Mayor Mairtin O’Muilleoir. Historians will value these tweets as an insight into the minutae (no tweet too trivial) of being Mayor in a multi-cultural city like Belfast. 8am .Mairtin bids his 7,735 followers a … Continue reading

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Vote Fitzjames Horse

I think I have worked out how Mairtin O’Muilleoir is Mayor of Belfast and I am not Mayor of Belfast. Its…Twitter. He has 7,000 odd Followers and follows over 5,000. I…a testament to my popularity …have just 52 followers. The … Continue reading

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Constituency Offices…#13 Alex Maskey

Sinn Fein seem to make a distinction between a “constituency” office and an “advice centre”. This of course facilitates any MLA ( Paul Maskey, Willie Clarke, Conor Murphy, Francie Molloy,Michelle Gildernew, Gerry Adams, Martina Anderson, Pat Doherty) resigning the Assembly … Continue reading

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The Night They Drove Old Ulster Down?

“A Week Is A Long Time in Politics” Forty-Two years….is a very long time indeed. Earlier this week I blogged about the introduction of Internment without Trial and its violent aftermath on 9th August 1971. For several years afterwards the … Continue reading

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Parity Of Esteem…The “Gotcha” Moment In Irish History?

Years ago…pre Good Friday Agreement I believe, David Trimble signed unionists up to Parity of Esteem. I dont recall if I actually punched the air at the news. But I am pretty certain that I said “Gotcha!” because signing up … Continue reading

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