May, 2015

That Panorama programme

Picture by Outi Les Pyy That Panorama programme last week could be seen, for several reasons,  as a Good Thing. It laid charges of collusion in many cases where innocent Catholics/nationalists were killed. And Protestants/unionists –  the Kingsmill massacre was included as an example where state agents were active. It also – for the first […]

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Sepp Blatter vs Prince Ali: how could they?

Pictuere by rocketr Depressing, isn’t it? To think that a man with a name like that could be re-elected President of FIFA. I mean, Blatter. Sepp Blatter. Says it all really, doesn’t it? And it could have been so different. They could have elected Prince Ali. No, Virginia, Prince Ali  is not related to that […]

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Going, going…

  Picture by Harlem Photography Inc Sometimes you need a good laugh and yesterday the south’s government provided it. They have, they declared, after mature reflection, decided to sell their 25% share of Aer Lingus. Fianna Fail told them in effect they were a bunch of arses; Fine Gael responded by pointing out that Fianna […]

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Baseball and welfare cuts

Picture by rich rothero A:  I can’t understand half of it. B:  Half of what? A: Or even  quarter. B:  Quarter of what? A:  This Welfare Reform thing they’re talking – or rather disagreeing about – up at Stormont. B:  Ah. That’s understandable. A: Well I don’t understand it. B: I didn’t mean to suggest […]

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Getting a piece of the gay action

Picture by Mathias Boy oh boy – has this gay marriage referendum thrown up some beauties!  I thought I’d seen it all when I saw Gerry Adams embrace what looked like (from behind) an attractive young woman.  On closer inspection at a later point, however, it turned out to be Rory O’Neill?/Panti Bliss, who  must […]

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The DUP and gay marriage: a match made in hell?

Picture by Scott Spiegel How things change. A lot of us remember the clear-cut days when Ian Paisley stalked the land warning of the dangers of Eire, where they were priest-ridden, superstitious and probably still eating with their fingers on bare-earth floors. After yesterday and the success of the Yes side in the south’s gay […]

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GOD HATES IRELAND ….APPARENTLY by Harry McAvinchey

  Well …it’s the day after the referendum on Gay  Marriage in Ireland .The votes were cast and a substantial majority seems to have decided  that granting this  wish from the Fairy Godmother   would not bring the spinning planets to a screeching  stop. My daughter sent me a Facebook link this morning, warning that […]

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