Tag Archives: Sinn Féin

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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Aontú…Not Quite Number One

Canvassed very nicely today by Aontú. I have already been canvassed by SDLP and Sinn Féin. I have an odd relationship with canvassers. Most householders hide behind the couch when they see canvassers coming down the path. But my wife … Continue reading

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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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