Tag Archives: Peter Weir

The New Executive

So Arlene Foster (DUP Fermanagh-South Tyrone) and Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Féin, Mid Ulster) are again the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. But the two junior ministers, Gordon Lyons (DUP, East Antrim) and Declan Kearney (Sinn Féin, South Antrim) will … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2017: Strangford

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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Assembly Election 2017: North Down

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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I Blame LetsGetAlongerists

I blame LetsGetAlongerists. They havent gone away ya know. There is of course something hypocritical about Votes of No Confidence. Its a bit like shouting “Penalty!!” or “Offside!!!” At the TV screen when you are watching a football match involving … Continue reading

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Profile: North Down

Candidates: DUP: Peter Weir. Alex Easton. Gordon Dunne. UUP: Alan Chambers. Chris Eisenstadt. Carl McClean. Alliance: Stephen Farry. Andrew Muir. Green: Steven Agnew. TUV: John Brennan. UKIP: Bill Piper. SDLP: Conal Browne. Sinn Féin: Therese McCartney. Labour Rep Committee: Maria … Continue reading

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Wells Far Gone

So farewell Jim Wells. Last week, speaking as the DUP candidate for South Down, he made some comments at a hustings event. His view that children with parents in a gay relationship are more likely to be abused or neglected … Continue reading

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