Tag Archives: Parity of Esteem

Stormont Remembrance…Cunning Stunts

What would Bloggers do without Poppy Season? The annual commemoration of stories that define Norn Iron in all its crap-ness. So the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Remembrance and Silence. And the Hall at Stormont. … Continue reading

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Poppy And Rugby

i have only ever been to three rugby matches. The first was in the winter of 1970-1971 at Maynard Sinclair Pavillionat Stormont. Civil Service “Fourths” or “Fifths” were playing. They were an unlikely sports team, drawn from civil service departments … Continue reading

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Parity Of Esteem…Gotcha!!!

If Sinn Féin are on poor ground, when they name a childrens play park for an IRA Volunteer, they are on much better ground in the new Mid Ulster Council when they introduce a measure that means the British Poppy … 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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Cant We All Just Get Along………….For Christmas?

Over two thousand people watched the first live Belfast City Council meeting on the Internet last night. Sinn Féin were probably a bit nervous about it as the Mayor Niall Ó Donnghaile (26) was going to be roasted over his … Continue reading

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