September, 2012

Liverpool and sorry and justice for all?

One of the most moving sights on TV in recent days has been the families from Liverpool whose loved ones were killed at Hillsborough so long ago.  I don’t understand it but it does seem that David Cameron saying he’s deeply sorry in the British House of Commons means quite a bit to them. As […]

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Liverpool and sorry and justice for all?

One of the most moving sights on TV in recent days has been the families from Liverpool whose loved ones were killed at Hillsborough so long ago.  I don’t understand it but it does seem that David Cameron saying he’s deeply sorry in the British House of Commons means quite a bit to them. As […]

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Getting tangled up in Rory and other mishaps

Ha ha haha haaaaaa! Pardon me while I split some sides. I’ve been listening to BBC Radio Ulster/Raidio Uladh  and I’ve just had the best two laughs I’ve had in weeks. The first was from, I think, sports reporter Stephen Watson, and I think – pardon me Stephen if I’m wrong – but I think […]

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Getting tangled up in Rory and other mishaps

Ha ha haha haaaaaa! Pardon me while I split some sides. I’ve been listening to BBC Radio Ulster/Raidio Uladh  and I’ve just had the best two laughs I’ve had in weeks. The first was from, I think, sports reporter Stephen Watson, and I think – pardon me Stephen if I’m wrong – but I think […]

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What it’s like to be Irish

There was an interesting article in Saturday’s Irish Times about the Irish. If I mention that it’s headline was ‘Drink! Fecklessness! Partitionism! Shame! The Irish ideologies”, you’ll have a sense of the content. It’s by Patrick Freyne and he talks in fairly critical terms under the different headings, quoting authorities, about those things that have […]

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What it’s like to be Irish

There was an interesting article in Saturday’s Irish Times about the Irish. If I mention that it’s headline was ‘Drink! Fecklessness! Partitionism! Shame! The Irish ideologies”, you’ll have a sense of the content. It’s by Patrick Freyne and he talks in fairly critical terms under the different headings, quoting authorities, about those things that have […]

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Stay right where you are…

I never moved. When Brother Skeehan was teaching us to play the recorder in Fourth Class, like all the other little horrors I stared at the notes, groped for the holes in the recorder and blew. But otherwise we never moved. Same thing when I was butchering Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ in St Columb’s College. My […]

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Stay right where you are…

I never moved. When Brother Skeehan was teaching us to play the recorder in Fourth Class, like all the other little horrors I stared at the notes, groped for the holes in the recorder and blew. But otherwise we never moved. Same thing when I was butchering Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ in St Columb’s College. My […]

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