Tag Archives: Malachi O’Doherty

At Least One Bullshitter From West Belfast

Malachi O’Doherty is in a bit of bother. I empathise. I am a wee, fat, baldy, 62 year old man from West Belfast. And I can talk all day about the Falls Road. Impressionable people might consider me a genius. … Continue reading

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Malachi O’Doherty And The Royal “We”

What exactly is the Good Friday Agreement and Parity of Esteem? We were told that nobody won and nobody lost. We are all entitled to our Identity….British, Irish and I understand those terms….and “Northern Irish” (no I dont know what … Continue reading

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Féile…West Belfast Festival

So Féile starts in two weeks. The West Belfast Festival. On 9th August 1971, Internment Without Trial was introduced. That night, the Ballymurphy Massacre took place. For some years afterwards, the anniversary was marked by often intense rioting in West … Continue reading

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Malachi Says “No”!

Malachi O’Doherty, the freelance journalist and occasional expert on Norn iron have a lot in common. He is the same age as me (61 ish). We comes from West Belfast. He went to the same Christian Brothers Grammar School as … Continue reading

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Peace Journalism? LetsWriteAlongerism?

Interesting seminar on “Peace Journalism” at QUB on Friday. Hosted by Dr John Brewer and sponsored by the Community Relations Council. The main problem is that “Peace Journalism” seems like a good idea but is so nebulous that nobody, seemed … Continue reading

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