Tag Archives: Sinn Féin

It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

…that the Good Friday Agreement was signed. 10th April 1998. It seems like yesterday but it is actually closer to one third of my life. Good Friday just happened to be the day that it was signed. There were intense … Continue reading

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Market Day in Ballaghaderreen (Irish Language Part One)

Twelve years ago, my wife and I were passing thru the small town of Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon. It is actually on the county line with County Mayo and was “moved” from County Mayo in a re-arrangement of administrative lines at … Continue reading

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Sinn Féin Cheer Leaders: Pic

A recent photograph from the special Sinn Féin Ard Fhéis as an enthralled audience listens to a speech by Mary Lou McDonald. Middle in bottom row is “Deborah from Dublin”. After listening to Mary Lou for several hours (and it … Continue reading

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(Cr)Ash Wednesday

So…the Talks have collapsed. The Blame Game begins. No matter what the public statements say, the real debate…the real rancour is within parties. Spokespersons who are put forward (like Simon Hamilton of DUP) are essentially safe pairs of hands. BREXIT … Continue reading

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Sinn Féin Leaders: It Rarely Ends Well

Amid all the hoopla surrounding Mary Lou McDonald becoming President of Sinn Féin (is she the second woman to hold the office?), few are pointing out that this kinda thing rarely ends well. Contrary to popular belief, Gerry Adams has … Continue reading

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McElduff …Laughing All The Way To The Dole Queue

Sinn Féin’s favourite comedian, Barry McElduff has resigned as MP for West Tyrone. It is the first thing he has ever said or done which made me laugh. Whether or not you believed he disgraced himself with the Kingsmill stunt, … Continue reading

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Stupid Bazza!

The trouble with being a self-styled “joker” is that a lot of people just think you are a pain in the arse. So…Barry McElduff MP for West Tyrone. He is either a funny man or a pain in the arse. … Continue reading

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