Author Jude Collins

GET OVER YOURSELVES By Randall Stephen Hall

GET OVER YOURSELVES By Randall Stephen Hall © 28.3.17   Ah, will you just Get over yourselves. Get on with it, make a move And just do your jobs. What’s your job description? To serve the people? Who are you serving? Self serving, self service. Self, self, self. Your main agenda. Wrapped up in a […]

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The Civil Rights Movement – A Missed Opportunity

    A MEETING TO MARK THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND CIVIL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION IN THE LINEN HALL LIBRARY, 17 DONEGALL SQUARE NORTH, BELFAST – SATURDAY 8TH APRIL AT 1.30 p.m. SPEAKERS: ANTHONY COUGHLAN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR EMERITUS TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLINKEVIN MCCORRY FORMER ORGANISER NICRA   NICRA was unique as a political movement in the […]

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On being the meat in a Bertie-Ian sandwich

I was on BBC Radio 4’s The World At One today and I feel like curling into a foetal position and weeping. The other contributors were Bertie Ahern (proof positive that there is life after death) and Ian Paisley. I caught just a bit of what Bertie had to say: it appeared mainly to consist  […]

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The talks break down and that Sunday break

So now. The talks have broken down, parties have walked away and we all hold our breath for the judgement of the small but perfectly formed British Secretary of State. Will he call a second election? Not a chance. Will he introduce direct rule? I very much doubt it. Will he kick the Pope, sorry, […]

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Martin McGuinness and that troubling early violence

There have been a lot of assessments of Martin McGuinness over the past week. Apart from Jim Allister, virtually all commentators and politicians have praised McGuinness’s commitment to peace and reconciliation over the past 10-20 years. Where real division occurs is in terms of his IRA involvement. Many say that he had a choice – […]

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THE PATH OF MARTIN MCGUINNESS by Michael Cummings

  British Prime Minister Theresa May noted the passing of former Irish Republican Army Commander and N. I. political leader Martin McGuinness by claiming “I can never condone the path he took in an earlier part of his life…”  McGuinness grew up in a bastion of bigotry with laws the envy of South African apartheid […]

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‘Two British Propagandists -Rifkind & Edwards’ by Joe McVeigh

    On the BBC, on the evening of Martin McGuinness funeral in Derry, a man on the Question Time panel called Hugo Rifkind who writes for The Times of London was defending the British Empire and condemning Martin McGuinness. He stated: “Martin McGuinness brought war to Northern Ireland.” Such a blatantly untrue statement and yet this man was applauded by many […]

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