Tag Archives: SDLP

No Unionists in An Seanad

I suppose other political bloggers might want to shed a few tears that there are no unionists appointed among the eleven new Senators appointed by An Taoiseach (and Varadkar and Ryan). Is it a snub to unionists in general? Or … Continue reading

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Seanad Éireann

Now that a Platform for Government has been agreed between with Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party and a government will be formed with six ministries each going to FF and FG and three going to the GP……..I … Continue reading

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Clonard Novena

Clonard is the Redemptorist monastery in West Belfast. It was effectively the spiritual home of West Belfast Catholics. It lies on the border line of St Peters and St Pauls and beside the Peace Line at Bombay Street. My own … Continue reading

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Assembly: A Few Thoughts

I am not really enthused about the Agreement that kick starts the Stormont Assembly after three years. The Assembly was brought down three years ago because of the RHI Scandal and now it is back and there is still no … Continue reading

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SDLP: Leave Everyone Behind?

Over the last two days, I have written about Sinn Féin…how seemingly difficult it is to join and how they use patronage to keep everyone onside…and quite a few people on the (perhaps mythical) average industrial wage. As far as … Continue reading

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Sinn Féin: No Man (Or Woman) Left Behind

I think it was Brian Feeney who described (early 1970s) Sinn Féin as the non combatant fathers, mothers, wives etc of IRA members. Sinn Féin likes to spread the myth that they are the political descendents of the Sinn Féin … Continue reading

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Nearly Joined Sinn Féin…True Story

It was just over ten years ago. I had been voting Sinn Féin from 1993. I went along to a Sinn Féin meeting with the intention of signing up. During the meeting, there was an announcement of a coach trip … Continue reading

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So Euros…How Was It For You?

The Euro Campaign is over. I have not blogged much. Too busy on Slugger with the usual regiment of Sinn Féin bots and Alliance Party trolls. I have been in Coalisland, Dungannon, Carrickfergus and spent a few hours in Derry yesterday … Continue reading

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Local Elections 2019

This was a more interesting election than most. And with a lot of aspects, it is to be expected that there will be a lot of “Spinning”. I will “spin” it my way over a series of posts here. The … Continue reading

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I Will Vote SDLP

Tomorrow I will vote SDLP. Basically we vote for parties that represent our unique combination of high ideals and not-so-high self interest. People on the “left” have more ideals than people on the right. People on the right have more … Continue reading

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