January, 2017

Poverty in North of Ireland by Joe McVeigh

The headline in a Belfast newspaper about two months ago caught my eye: “24% of N.I. children ‘living in poverty’”. The End Child Poverty Coalition(founded in 2001) released a report for the UK based on detailed research that at least 24% of children in N.I. are in poor households where income is less than 60% […]

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‘Who Governs the North? An Early Election and People Before Profit’s Prospects’ by Donal Lavery

Given Mrs. Foster’s adamant willingness to portray herself as a new ‘Iron Lady’ in refusing to step aside, it seems as though an early election is on the horizon sooner rather than later. This whole fiasco has crippled many people’s faith in politics altogether, including the power-sharing institutions themselves. But we must always distribute blame […]

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Saturday pics of the week

  Pics 1-3 are by Perkin Warbeck:     Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3 “L.E. AOIFE   agus   LIOFA     le   Perkin Warbeck L.E. Aoife is not to be confused with its sound-alike LÍofa which of late has been in the newsfeed. Last year, the Irish Fisheries Protection Vessel was decommissioned and donated to the Maritime […]

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Two ways to view our world

There are two ways of looking at where and how we are – the D way and Y way. The D is for Disney, and it involves looking at a happy world awash with balloons and smiling people and adorable puppies. In this world the politicians resemble our favourite uncle who always had time for us […]

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