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Celebrity Stormont

Now that Fearghal McKinney (SDLP) has joined his former Ulster TV News colleague Mike Nesbitt (UUP) in Stormont…it is surely time to throw out the 106 other MLAs and replace them with our best loved journalists and celebrities. I daresay … Continue reading

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Four More Years

It is 3.10pm…..I am exhausted. I stayed up until 6am. I am getting too old for this. I remember the days when I stayed up all night for American Elections and was still able to go out to school, university … Continue reading

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Stormont…”This Place…It Sucks You In”

A summer day last year and I walked into the Stormont Assembly Building. Kinda puffed up and proud with my invitation to a Reception in the Long Gallery in my hand. There for the first time in my own right, rather … Continue reading

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Eligibilty (Political Football) A Guest Post from “Sammy McNally”

With the DUP turning up at GAA matches, SF ministers turning up at Windsor park and funds from Stormo being allocated to Sports facilities to be shared between Soccer, Rugby and GAA, you could be forgiven for believing that sport … Continue reading

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Has SDLP Turned The Corner?

It is now four months since the SDLP Annual Conference and the election of Alasdair McDonnell to replace Margaret Ritchie. Although Alasdair got off to a shaky start…that initial speech will haunt him……..and there was that furore over MLA salaries, things … Continue reading

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The Public Gallery At Stormont

The first time I went into the Public Gallery was around March 1969. It was a school trip of sorts. I bunked off/played truant/mitched/went on the hike/played hookey aged 16 with a fellow member of the  A Level “Economics & … Continue reading

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Sean Rogers MLA Elect

Sean Rogers has been selected by SDLP in South Down to be co-opted into the Stormont Assembly to replace Magaret Ritchie who will now be concentrating on her role as Member of Westminster Parliament. Seemingly 239 people voted in the … Continue reading

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