Saturday pics of the week

Pics 1-3 are by John Patton  (who blogs at phototilly.eue) Pic 1 Pic 2                                                                        Pic 3 “Three separate characters from […]

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‘Having Cake and Eating It’ by Jessica McGrann

  Stormont is a unionist citadel, packed to the rafters with unionist symbols and steeped in a history rife with discrimination, sectarian bigotry and blatant majority misrule. In hindsight, that nationalists would even consider doing power sharing with the same unionist parties who abused majority rule so ignominiously in the past, must have been seen […]

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‘RHI brought down the Assembly, so how will Sinn Féin play it in the election?’ by Patricia MacBride

Martin McGuinness in his resignation letter on Monday laid the blame for the collapse of the Stormont institutions squarely on the shoulders of the First Minister, saying “the refusal of Arlene Foster to recognise the public anger or to exhibit any humility in the context of the RHI scandal is indicative of a deep-seated arrogance […]

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MAKING HISTORY by Christopher M Fogarty

  “MAKING HISTORY”  : A PAPER READ TO THE CHICAGO LITERARY CLUB  ON MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017  AT THE SKYLINE CLUB 307 NO. MICHIGAN AVENUE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS   BY CHRISTOPHER M. FOGARTY  Writers, especially poets, strive for precision. An aspiring novelist guided by Shakespeare’s advice as to brevity, and advised to include sex, religion, royalty and mystery […]

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Plausible Paul Givan and his jolly japes

Well, now that most of us have got over the heady excitement of an election prospect in  grim mid-winter, it’s maybe time to have a look at the opening jousts in the campaign (yes I know Referee Brokenshire hasn’t blown his whistle yet, but when did anything  he said or did have any real significance?) […]

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WHAT CORRUPTION? WHAT SCANDALS?

WHAT CORRUPTION? WHAT SCANDALS? “SOOT FOR LOOT , GIVE ARLENE THE BOOT!” What has this latest debacle taught us all about our relationships? The DUP are very obviously still at war . They seemed to have never stopped being at war,even during peace-times and ,by default, so are all those who vote for them.They still […]

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