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Orange Parades: The Obvious Solution

I am glad I am giving up Blogging next week. Blogging has given up on me already. Satire is dead. I am not sure if I heard the News correctly earlier in the week. A former member of the Orange … Continue reading

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“Je Suis Uncle Andy”

Now here is a strange thing. Earlier this year, several French journalists were shot dead. Their “crime” in the eyes of Islamist extremists was that their satirical magazine (Charlie Hebdo) ┬áhad published unflattering images of the prophet Mohammed (peace be … Continue reading

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Twelfth July…Know Your Flags

Those Orange Order types certainly love their flags….not just their own. One of the interesting things about sixty odd years of observing Twelfth July is how more and more flags have been adopted. Dr Dominic Bryan at QUB could write … Continue reading

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Exposing Children To Hatred

It is of course a terrible thing that a man and his young child are waving ISIL flags in central London. People are rightly outraged. But that is London …and it could never happen here….in Belfast, Carrickfergus, Lisburn and Portadown. … Continue reading

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Dog Crap….The Media Steps In

First of all, it is almost impossible to explain the word “defecate” to your grandchildren, without mentioning the word “shite”. Anyway, Newry Council has commissioned a commercial to highlight the anti-social problem of “dog fouling” in the city. The theme … Continue reading

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And Now For Some Orange Culture

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If It’s The Fourteenth…It Must Be The Thirteenth.

So welcome to Monday 14th July 2014. Or as we call it here the Thirteenth. The Twelfth is really a three day event. The Eleventh Night Bonfires, the Twelfth Parades….and the Thirteeth is the big day for the Royal Black … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want To Appear Cynical But…

So the Twelfth went well. No Violence. And people including Gerry Kelly MLA (Sinn Fein) and Alban Magennis MLA (SDLP), the Chief Constable of PSNI, and Duncan Morrow take to the airways and Twitter to congratulate everybody concerned. Even Niall … Continue reading

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The Morning After The Night Before

It seems to me that the Eleventh is the New Twelfth. Forty years ago, we used to sit in a front bedroom of our house in the Upper Springfield Road in West Belfast. After midnight, we had a view across … Continue reading

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Home From Mayo

So I was in County Mayo. What did I miss? Orange Order was stupid. Nigel Dodds got hit on the head…a brick thrown by supporters. Police dont really get stuck in. And very few arrests. PSNI issue vague threat that … Continue reading

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