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sherdy has commented 669 times (16 in the last month).

  1. Comment on Sinn Fein rise 5% in Red C sets them up for a surge in southern Local Elections…
    on 30 March 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Mick, – Possibly you could help me understand:

    Your almost daily attacks on Gerry Adams are usually personal (man playing) – very seldom do you criticise his or SF policy.

    My riposte is a direct reaction to your attacks, nothing more. I would like to think if you singled out any politician from another party I would be similarly motivated.

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  2. Comment on Sinn Fein rise 5% in Red C sets them up for a surge in southern Local Elections…
    on 30 March 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Congratulations Mick. I put the rise and rise of Sinn Fein down to your sterling efforts to discredit them.

    Evidence that the old dictum still applies: ‘Say anything you like about me as long as you spell my name right’.

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  3. Comment on Russia, China, Crimea, Xinjiang and Putin’s Risky Gambit
    on 28 March 2014 at 10:59 am

    Gerry, I thank you for your article, not because I agree with your summations, but because it provoked Harry into his detailed reply.

    Both of you project different ideas for the future, but I think there are so many imponderables that definite predictions are a risky occupation.

    But at our remove from all this potential political, military and financial melting pot, it will make for an intriguing number of years’ observation.

    Look forward to you two continuing your verbal jousting in the future.

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  4. Comment on Commons [empty] threat to remove Royal Assent from Prince Charles?
    on 26 March 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Possibly some British politicians are coming to realise that the monarchy itself is a useless anachronism which has outlived any usefulness it may have had. Time to pension them all off and create a proper democracy.

    Mick, – Ten out of ten for ingenuity in managing to insinuate Gerry Adams into a story about the British monarchy. But I think its a phobia you should get help for.

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  5. Comment on Between a rock and a hard place it is the Garda Commissioner who resigns…
    on 26 March 2014 at 10:43 am

    Mick, – You say that Mick Wallace had penalty points rescinded, but he claims that he never actually got points nor was even interviewed for using his phone while driving.

    I thought Callinan’s use of the word ‘disgusting’ referred to what he perceived as the whistleblowers’ disloyalty to the force by their actions, rather the (apparently false) allegation by Shatter that the two men had failed to co-operate with investigations.

    Callinan’s resignation, in my opinion, has more to do with the phone tapping scandal which had been going on for years under his watch, and to secure his very generous pension – cynic that I am.

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  6. Comment on “when a major political leader tells such an obvious falsehood about a defining part of his life…”
    on 26 March 2014 at 10:30 am

    Mick, – Have you forgotten Bill Clinton’s quote: ‘I did not have relations with this woman’?

    Bill is still regarded as an honourable elder statesman, not only on his home turf, but worldwide.

    Maybe if Gerry Adams could be proved to be telling porkie pies then he could reach such world acclaim.

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  7. Comment on “when a major political leader tells such an obvious falsehood about a defining part of his life…”
    on 25 March 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Pete, – And all other political leaders are scrupulously honest! Could you name one of this rare breed?

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  8. Comment on Between a rock and a hard place it is the Garda Commissioner who resigns…
    on 25 March 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Niall Collins says it is important to recognise that Martin Callinan has had a very distinguished career. Because he wasn’t caught on or exposed until now?

    Cynic, you think he leaves with some dignity. I would suggest that he left ensuring that he took his generous pension with him.

    Well, okay, maybe I’m a bit of a cynic myself.

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  9. Comment on Northern Ireland over represented in Irish political sex scandals?
    on 24 March 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Maybe the Gardai will have the same policy for this type of offence as they have for penalty points for drivers.

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  10. Comment on Face it – Anna Lo and the Alliance Party are the only show in town
    on 23 March 2014 at 9:18 pm

    SDLPsup – Methinks thee doth protest too much.

    You are trying to convince us that your party is the best thing since tatie bread. But election results over the years since the halcyon Hume era have all been downhill so you haven’t been able to convince the electorate.

    And if you can’t do that, you’re toast!

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