Long ago but not so far away

I’m a slow learner – always have been. Things have to happen to me before I can grasp a concept, you must hit me over the head with an example before the message gets through. So, in the words of Max Bygraves, let me tell you a little story. During the 1950s I went to […]

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Long ago but not so far away

I’m a slow learner – always have been. Things have to happen to me before I can grasp a concept, you must hit me over the head with an example before the message gets through. So, in the words of Max Bygraves, let me tell you a little story. During the 1950s I went to […]

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Judges, money and Michael D

You do know that on October 27, besides the presidential vote, people in the twenty-six counties will be voting in a referendum? It’s to see if the people want to reduce the pay of nurses….Relax, relax – only kidding.The referendum is about maybe reducing the pay of judges. What they want to do, apparently, is […]

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Judges, money and Michael D

You do know that on October 27, besides the presidential vote, people in the twenty-six counties will be voting in a referendum? It’s to see if the people want to reduce the pay of nurses….Relax, relax – only kidding.The referendum is about maybe reducing the pay of judges. What they want to do, apparently, is […]

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Let me use – sorry, I mean share your grief

So, Virginia, what do you think of these electoral ambushes? There have been a number of them, you’ll notice. Yesterday, Martin McGuinness was ambushed by the son of Pte Patrick Kelly, killed in gunfire during the search for kidnapped industrialist Don Tidey in 1983. Yesterday also the Irish Turf Cutters and Contractors’ Association ambushed Gay […]

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Let me use – sorry, I mean share your grief

So, Virginia, what do you think of these electoral ambushes? There have been a number of them, you’ll notice. Yesterday, Martin McGuinness was ambushed by the son of Pte Patrick Kelly, killed in gunfire during the search for kidnapped industrialist Don Tidey in 1983. Yesterday also the Irish Turf Cutters and Contractors’ Association ambushed Gay […]

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Doing the right thing or just thinking it?

I had two emails inside the last twenty-four hours. (Actually I had an awful lot more than two but it’s just these two I want to write about.)  One was from a former classmate, in response to a link I’d sent him, urging people living outside the twenty-six (or is it twenty-two?) counties who haven’t […]

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Doing the right thing or just thinking it?

I had two emails inside the last twenty-four hours. (Actually I had an awful lot more than two but it’s just these two I want to write about.)  One was from a former classmate, in response to a link I’d sent him, urging people living outside the twenty-six (or is it twenty-two?) counties who haven’t […]

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