Tag Archives: Martin McGuinness

It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

…that the Good Friday Agreement was signed. 10th April 1998. It seems like yesterday but it is actually closer to one third of my life. Good Friday just happened to be the day that it was signed. There were intense … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2017: Foyle

The key difference between Assembly 2016 and Assembly 2017 is that only five MLAs will be elected from each constituncy. For at least eighteen MLAs and their staff, this election has come four years too early. The percentage of votes … Continue reading

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Profile: Mid Ulster

The candidates: Sinn Féin: Michelle O’Neill. Ian Milne. Linda Dillon. SDLP: Patsy McGlone. DUP: Ian McCrea. Keith Buchanan. UUP: Sandra Overend. Alliance: Neidin Loughran. Green: Stefan Taylor. Workers Party: Hugh Scullion. TUV: Hannah Loughrin. UKIP: Alan Day. In this constituency, … Continue reading

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Historic Handshake…Get A Grip!

“The best laid plans of mice and men go oft awry”. As Robert Burns said……And the best laid plans of press officers, conflict resolutionists, special advisors and their allies in the Media and Blogosphere. As it turned out the enduring … Continue reading

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Star Trek…….And The Queen

I watched one of my favourite Star Trek (The Next Generation) episodes today. Yes I am a big fan of Captain Picard and his crew. Some of the political correctness is a bit heavy-handed. But occasionally there is an episode that makes … Continue reading

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Ping Pong Diplomacy…Norn Iron Style

The object of Unionism is to destroy Nationalism. The object of Nationalism is to destroy Unionism. Things are really that simple. The Good Friday Agreement provides a basis to put this on hold………providing as it does a set of obstacles … Continue reading

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Martin McGuinness…….Candidate For Presidency.

The Sinn Féin candidate, Martin McGuinness has stood down from his post as Norn Irons (Joint) Chief Minister in order to stand in the Presidential Election. It wasa surprise move an seen as “audacious” but his campaign seems to have … Continue reading

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