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Alban and propagandist parents

If you were to get too serious about things, you’d go mad. I’m just off the Nolan show on Raidio Uladh/Radio Ulster, where Alban Magennis was defending his recent article in the Belfast Telegraph.  You haven’t read his article? Well, in essence it sprang from another article by that well-known republican commentator, Newton Emerson …No, […]

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Nelson and the arts festivals

I saw my old and deeply cultured friend, Nelson McCausland on BBC television last night. He and others were talking about the fact that Queen’s University are withdrawing their traditional financial backing for the Belfast Festival. This puts the future of the Festival at risk,  something which appeared to appal Nelson:  “It would be unthinkable that […]

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