Author Jude Collins

Saturday pics of the week

Pics 1-4 are by Perkin Warbeck   Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3 Pic 4   THE   MUST-SEE   of   MOSTA Mosta is a high town of twenty thousand souls in the centre of Malta. Its biggest claim to fame is the Dome of its parish church: it is the third largest in Europe, exceeded only […]

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Assembly election 2017: anyone for seconds?

OK – this thing about voting ‘cross-community’ – who’s for it or against it? The Belfast Telegraph is for it. Or says it is. In an editorial a while back it lamented that ‘Tribalism still reigns after twenty years of peace” and commended Mike Nesbitt’s statement that he was giving his second-preference to the SDLP. […]

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Nelson McCausland: Look, no hands

As many of you will know, I have an affection that borders on love for Nelson McCausland. But the affection is,  mór an trua,  one-way: Nelson has weighed me in the balance and found me wanting: “One of the most sectarian journalists I have ever come across”. Now that hurts. To be called a journalist […]

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The death of Pat Finucane: just one more killing?

I was at the annual Pat Finucane memorial lecture last night in the Europa Hotel. In some ways it was a moving evening, in some ways disappointing and in some ways enraging. There was a fairly large audience, but far from lan go doras – completely full. Professor Bill Rolston, who was the MC,   made […]

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‘Oil and Wather’ by Joe McVeigh

  Heather Humphries TD Minister for Something or Other in the Free State/Republic was asked about the idea of Fine Gael joining Sinn Fein in government in Dublin after the next election. ‘No’ she replied categorically, “Definitely not!  That would not work. They are like oil and wather”. She’s right there.  I always knew FG […]

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‘Sinn Féin: red-lines, conflict narratives and remembering the past’ by Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair

Sinn Féin: red-lines, conflict narratives and remembering our dead Equality of citizenship in a civilised modern society is not a privilege to be gifted by Unionist politicians. Sinn Féin must expose the red-lines within the UUP-SDLP sham union – before the resumption of Stormont are these parties able to agree a timetable to implement the […]

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Arlene Foster with Paul Clark : a convincing performance?

Last night I watched a tape of Arlene Foster’s interview with Paul Clark on UTV. In some ways it was similar to any of these interviews – the presenter tries to tie down the politician, preferably with some damaging admissions, the politician wriggles and avoids the question. This one was a bit like that too, but contained […]

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