Tag Archives: Sinn Féin

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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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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