Author Jude Collins

Damn Yanks

I see where unionist politicians and ‘commentators’ like Jamie Bryson are critical of the US delegation because they are judged to be one-sided – too green. Gordon Lyons, DUP MLA, told the B(ritish)BC “We’re going to have a particular challenge with Congressman Neal”. Jamie Bryson, it seems, has Richie Neal marked as a supporter of […]

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A rose by any other name?

Have you heard?  Michelle O’Neill used the term ‘Northern Ireland’ in Stormont a while back, and now she’s gone and used it AGAIN at Westminster during an interview. “I think we shouldn’t get hung up on those things. It’s the beauty of the Good Friday Agreement – British, Irish or both or neither.” That’s what […]

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The BBC reports Russian cruelty

“A court in Ukraine has jailed a Russian tank commander for life for killing a civilian at the first war crimes trial since the invasion. Captured soldier Sgt Vadim Shishimarin was convicted of killing Oleksandr Shelipov, 62, in the north-eastern village of Chupakhivka on 28 February. He admitted shooting Mr Shelipov but said he had […]

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FATHER BRIAN MURPHY OSB RIP – by Donal Kennedy

    Father Brian Murphy OSB, has died in Limerick aged 86. He had many interests and talents and was an active gardener until days before his death on Monday 16th MAY. Born in England, taught by Jesuits in St Ignatius College, Stamford Hill, and holding degrees in History, from Oxford, UCD, and Trinity College […]

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PAT+JUDE TALK ABOUT THE PROTOCOL, N RICHMOND TD’S CALL FOR A UI COMMITTEE, MAN ON A GLIDER & G BUSH

Prof Katie Hayward of Queen’s University has a fairly rigorous article in this morning’s Irish Times.In it, she articulates with eloquence what we all know – that the British, with DUP encouragement, are intent on slashing chunks out of an international agreement they themselves signed. Today also, Michéal Martin is heading North, where Jeffrey Donaldson […]

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