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Gerry Fitt 1926-2005

Fri 26 August 2005, 8:02pm

Tweet Sadly today we mark the passing of one of Northern Ireland’s more substantial figures. more »

Never mind the Diplocks

Thu 4 August 2005, 12:03am

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 Suspected terrorists are to be given the right to jury trial, at precisely the moment when the right is to be withdrawn from certain ODCs.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 »

It’s showtime!

Fri 22 July 2005, 8:23pm

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 »

Hold the Mayo

Mon 18 July 2005, 12:04am

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 »

Observer now officially popular.

Thu 23 June 2005, 2:31am

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 »

Food for thought

Tue 17 May 2005, 9:58am

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 »

Habemus SoS

Sat 7 May 2005, 2:09am

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 »

A Letter to Timothy

Sun 1 May 2005, 9:13pm

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 »

Libel Update

Thu 21 April 2005, 7:43pm

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 »

An immodest proposal

Mon 18 April 2005, 12:07am

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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Jimmy Sands has commented 725 times (1 in the last month).

  1. Comment on Was Ireland fatally wounded in 1916?
    on 21 April 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Not celebrated?

    As we speak it’s being re enacted in Eastern Ukraine.

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  2. Comment on How the blood sacrifice of 1916 bequeathed independent Ireland to “the till-minders and crawthumpers”
    on 22 September 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Waters appears to be suggesting that rivers of blood were shed for the Seanad. Is he quite sure about this?

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  3. Comment on Republican dissidents try to kill police officers in Ardoyne…
    on 12 July 2013 at 2:29 pm

    “One of those being searched was brutally beaten by the Political Police and had to be hospitalised and had brain scans”

    Did they find anything?

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  4. Comment on Ireland’s Call as you may never have heard it before….
    on 17 June 2013 at 7:33 pm

    It’s just occurred to me that Ireland’s Call is in fact the theme from Blazing Saddles.

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  5. Comment on Adams’s extended RTE interview on political murder turns the southern clock right back for Sinn Fein…
    on 1 May 2013 at 2:36 am

    ‘Down here’ (that place where Marty wanted to president) PIRA membership is akin to being pegged as a rapist on the social scale.

    Up North of course, the categories have tended to overlap.

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  6. Comment on Adams’s extended RTE interview on political murder turns the southern clock right back for Sinn Fein…
    on 30 April 2013 at 7:23 pm

    similar to the Sunday Times Insight team and others on Gibraltar

    You quite sure about this?

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  7. Comment on Adams’s extended RTE interview on political murder turns the southern clock right back for Sinn Fein…
    on 30 April 2013 at 5:15 pm

    It was better (or worse) than that,

    The striking part was that he managed to combine it with a family holiday. Impressive time management I suppose, but still…

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  8. Comment on Adams’s extended RTE interview on political murder turns the southern clock right back for Sinn Fein…
    on 30 April 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Pat Rabbitte never gets asked anything about Workers Party in 70s.

    I believe he joined SFWP as it then was in 1979, so he’d probably be the wrong person to ask.

    Are you suggesting that it’s in some way comparable to murdering people?

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  9. Comment on Adams’s extended RTE interview on political murder turns the southern clock right back for Sinn Fein…
    on 30 April 2013 at 2:55 pm

    “Gerry Adams has become Miriam O Callaghan’s Moby Dick ”

    You may be half right.

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