Eddie turns

I thought Eddie McGready was going to burst into that old Joan Baez number ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’ this morning. “For everything there is a season” Eddie said. “A time to stay and a time to go”. And Eddie is going. The South Down MP is in good health, the SDLP (he says) is on the […]

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Eddie turns

I thought Eddie McGready was going to burst into that old Joan Baez number ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’ this morning. “For everything there is a season” Eddie said. “A time to stay and a time to go”. And Eddie is going. The South Down MP is in good health, the SDLP (he says) is on the […]

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Upholding the law

Ah, the past. When you could get a bag of fish and chips, a cigarette and the Beano for 6d and tuppence back in change. And when that old saying ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ actually meant something. Those days are gone, I’m afraid. ‘Anger as Omagh accused is cleared for second time’ is the headline […]

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Upholding the law

Ah, the past. When you could get a bag of fish and chips, a cigarette and the Beano for 6d and tuppence back in change. And when that old saying ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ actually meant something. Those days are gone, I’m afraid. ‘Anger as Omagh accused is cleared for second time’ is the headline […]

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Sensitive northerners

I know I’ve blogged on this before but I caught the tail-end of Seamus McKee talking to Trevor Ringland and Tim Pat Coogan on BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Evening Extra’ yesterday. They were discussing ‘Ireland’s Call’, which the Ireland rugby team use. If they’re playing at home, they get ‘Ireland’s Call’ AND ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ played. […]

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Sensitive northerners

I know I’ve blogged on this before but I caught the tail-end of Seamus McKee talking to Trevor Ringland and Tim Pat Coogan on BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Evening Extra’ yesterday. They were discussing ‘Ireland’s Call’, which the Ireland rugby team use. If they’re playing at home, they get ‘Ireland’s Call’ AND ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ played. […]

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A bunch of nutters?

If you want a good laugh, it’s sometimes worth listening to Stephen Nolan, especially around 10.30 a.m., when Gerry Anderson comes on and says outrageous things about him. This morning, though, Nolan was less laughable than lamentable. He had a man called Damian on the line, talking about last night’s bomb outside Newry court-house, presumably […]

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A bunch of nutters?

If you want a good laugh, it’s sometimes worth listening to Stephen Nolan, especially around 10.30 a.m., when Gerry Anderson comes on and says outrageous things about him. This morning, though, Nolan was less laughable than lamentable. He had a man called Damian on the line, talking about last night’s bomb outside Newry court-house, presumably […]

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Gerry and Jesus

What kind of Christians would be offended by a television programme exploring the life and teachings of Jesus? Well, some unionist Christians would be, if the programme in question was called ‘The Bible: A History’ and presented by Gerry Adams. The day after the programme was shown, one woman contacted a radio phone-in. “That man […]

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Gerry and Jesus

What kind of Christians would be offended by a television programme exploring the life and teachings of Jesus? Well, some unionist Christians would be, if the programme in question was called ‘The Bible: A History’ and presented by Gerry Adams. The day after the programme was shown, one woman contacted a radio phone-in. “That man […]

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