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Van Morrison …Days Like This

So Congratulations Van The Man. Freeman of the City of Belfast. Who would have guessed it. Certainly not me in the early 1960s, when I used to walk past the Sailors Club and long haired people in jeans could be … Continue reading

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Mayor Appoints “Poet Laureate”

Just when you think that we have scraped the bottom of the bottom of the barrel in finding things to hide the squalid sectarian nature of Belfast….MTV Awards, Titanic, President Obama, World Police Games….the new Mayor Mairtin O’Muilleoir (Sinn Fein) … Continue reading

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Rio De Janeiro….And Belfast

At first sight, there is little in common between Riode Janeiro and Belfast. I mean Mardi Gras is hardly the GLorious Twelfth. And the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016 is hardly the World Police and … Continue reading

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Belfast Mystery Tour

 Yesterday photographs started appearing on Facebook. Posted by folks who were in Belfast and saw one ofthose open top buses used for tours of the City. Seemingly taken over by flegs protestors. So welcome to Belfast then. So last night … Continue reading

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Back To The Future

Now this is a strange coincidence. In 1981, I started going out with Mrs Fitzjames Horse. And on a Saturday before Christmas in the foyer of the old Co-Operative Department Store in York Street. Those younger readers unfamiliar with the … Continue reading

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G8 Summit…Another Circus

So all the hotels in County Fermanagh are booked up for two weeks next year. “Security Reasons”. Which means that next year’s G8 Summit will be held in County Fermanagh. Thus Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness will be given yet … Continue reading

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“Nearer My God To Thee”?

According to legend, the hymn “Nearer My God To Thee” was played by musicians on the Titanic as it sank. It is probably true. And impossible (even thru a TV screen) not to get a little bit emotional to hear … Continue reading

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RMS Lusitania Centenary?

There appears to be something of a backlash to the way that the media is treating the Titanic Centenary. Hand out enough access to enough journalists and you get a favourable press. That is after all how Journalism works. Ask … Continue reading

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Titanic…The First Centenary

The Titanic Centenary is perhaps the first much anticipated centenary of the decade. Its treatment in the media, especially local TV News is an indication of how the “decade” is likely to be treated. The Titanic is not nearly so … Continue reading

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The Titanic Experience

Yesterday I went along to the Titanic Exhibition Centre. Crowds surprisingly thin. Interesting “moat” around the building, which gives the impression that the building is “on water”. Not sure if this is a good idea as on a very frosty … Continue reading

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