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Tweet Sadly today we mark the passing of one of Northern Ireland’s more substantial figures. more »
Tweet It appears that there is no end to the SoS’s generosity in the aftermath of the Historic Statement. Suspected terrorists are to be given the right to jury trial, at precisely the moment when the right is to be withdrawn from certain ODCs. Down south, the policy has, of course been moving in the […] more »
Tweet It looks like they were serious after all. I must admit I was beginning to doubt them, but according the Irish Echo, the Daily Ireland (by which presumably they mean its principals) has issued its much anticipated writ against the Minister for Justice. Given that the case could presumably have been brought in the […] more »
Tweet One of the concerns most frequently expressed in the Republic about the provisional movement has been the possible corrosive effect of the importation to the south of the tactics adopted by them in the North. Noel Dempsey’s initiative aimed at ending the dispute over Shell’s Corrib gas pipeline, appears to have failed to convince […] more »
Tweet Let it not be said that Slugger is not gracious. I was one one of many who expressed skepticism at Daily Ireland’s recent circulation claims. It is therefore only right to congratulate all concerned as ABC today have approved the figure announced a few days ago by the publisher. Of course were one minded […] more »
Tweet Daily Ireland, in association with Piat d’Or apparently, has a suggestion as to how the more aspirational element of its readership may wish to while away the marching season, namely the dinner party. To make matters more interesting they have come up with some fun themes that they believe will appeal to their readers: […] more »
Tweet Peter Hain draws the short straw. In fact, given his own life experience, it will be interesting to see how it affects some of the more controversial items in his in-tray. more »
Tweet Thanks to Pat McLarnon for bring this piece from the always excellent Eoghan Harris to my attention. Given his kind words about Slugger it is the least we could do. more »
Tweet As you may know, the use of the libel laws in NI politics has been a subject in which I have been taking an interest. I have been attempting to clarify the position in relation to some of the stories which may have slipped through the cracks. Many thanks to the SF press office […] more »
Tweet One advantage of owning a newspaper is that if you have a radical proposal you want to float into the mainstream, at least one outlet will pick it up. Sir Anthony O’Reilly has an idea for NI’s economy which may be worth a second glance at least. more »
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