Tag Archives: Platform for Change

Pension For Troubles “Combatants”

I tried to post this on Slugger O’Toole an hour ago. Seems a shame not to publish it. The nature of posting on Slugger (his gaffe, his rules) and Czar (my gaffe, my rules) is that I am somewhat more … Continue reading

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2017: That Was The Year That Was

No this is NOT a return to Blogging. It is a review of the year 2017 and an acknowledgement that “Keeping An Eye On The Czar of Russia” is still well read despite no entries from June this year. This … Continue reading

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Civil Society …The Enemy Within

Interesting SDLP event tomorrow night. Civil Society…I am not a big fan. But a panel that is chaired by Alasdair McDonnell MP includes Dr Deirdre Heenan from the University of Ulster, Ryan Feeney from the GAA, Brendan Mulgrew, PR guy … 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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Platform For Change: Haass Talks

Platform For Change. A meeting to discuss the Haass Talks. Always worrying to see middle-aged men in Lycra. Its funny how poor people ride bicycles thru necessity and middle-class people ride bicycles as some kinda statement. The usual suspects from … Continue reading

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Platform For Change: Preview

On the train from Dublin to Belfast. It has already been a busy day.. Hopefully a short visit to Clonard to remember Fr Alec Reid. And if I feel up to it, I will go along to the Platform for … Continue reading

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Slugger: Sods And Odds

No reply from Slugger O’Toole about my “yellow card” on their anti-republican, anti-SDLP message board. To his credit, Alan …the acceptable face of Sluggerdom has put a comment on my Facebook that my comment “was deemed dismissive and did not … Continue reading

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#15 Years On

I cant believe that I have headlined a post with a hashtag. Thoroughly Modern Me. But yesterday I noticed the hashtag…#15yearson appear on Twitter. Seemingly there was a big pow-wow at Dublin Castle yesterday, where anyone who thinks they are … Continue reading

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LetsGetAlongerists With Attitude

Here’s a strange thing. Over on Slugger O’Toole, “Alan” posted a promo for a Platform for Change event at the end of November. And it gave a welcome opportunity for PFCs many critics (ok theres usually just two of us) … Continue reading

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Platform For Change: Coherent Education Panel

I was in Belfasts Holiday Inn last night at this PFC Event. I reckon about seventy five in attendance…although strangely some well known faces showed up and then disappeared together. I am not sure what all that was about. A … Continue reading

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