Perhaps instead of saying a two speed peace process we should say we have a happy and free flowing highway on one side that is flanked by a putrid and landlocked gulley.
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I’ll never forget going down to Abbeyglen Castle Hotel for my summer holidays in 1994 and 1995. The core memory remains for me the roads – how winding they were – and the cars that were on those roads.
And of the cars I remember distinctly that it was opel where it was normally vauxhall and that the cars where as Mick has said, a lot older. I remember especially that there were a lot of really old fiestas.
It wasn’t 30 odd years ago, it was just under 20 years ago and even that time period has witnessed a massive change.
You don’t just politicise a demographic, you need to completely overhaul their perspective of life and how they are to contribute to society – at the heart of which are three words… Education, education and again education… The information rich have aspiration… Sadly there’s not a great deal of aspiration in these communities beyond aspiring for the weekend…
should have put a bishop’s hat on Merkel… ooh hindsight..
I know what you mean Mick, was struggling to work how to paint the thousand words that I wanted to say, so just went loose with it and tried to portray how those individuals responsible, operating under Bob Diamond’s watch, acted so very inappropriately…
“The Fermanagh-South Tyrone MLA said people in the party had been working against him over the last number of days and weeks.”
Labour Twitter twats…your captions please!
lack of internet access delayed uploading this piece which has covered last weeks news
Or you could have this by Steve Barker of the Guardian…..
Your captions please!
Stormont/political representatives before anyone jumps in. Yes this was done as dated on the bottom left of the painting so not recent.
Why is everyone going out on a crusade to denigrate and put down, this is an experimental attempt to showcase some caricatures I do in my spare time between my job and my LLM dissertation, I’m not in the slightest offended because I know the cartoons show good likeness which is the sole purpose of this exercise. Anyway look forward to hearing all the negative comments!
This is the second in a series of satirical cartoon studies that seeks to depict, lampoon and generally poke fun at our “folks on the hill”.
HOWEVER, please note that it is well known that the timing and subject of each if the drawings is not in anyway related to current goings on. The upcoming porfolio of cartoons is simply an experimental exercise that will hopefully lead on to more specialised and time conscious cartoons.
This is the first in a series of satirical cartoon studies that seeks to depict, lampoon and generally poke fun at our “folks on the hill”.
HOWEVER, please note that it is well known that the timing and subject of each if the drawings is not in anyway related to current goings on. The upcoming porfolio of cartoons is simply an experimental exercise that will hopefully lead on to more specialised and time conscious cartoons. The artist is a full time student and the very generalised nature of the showcase series is the reflection of the artists busy schedule.
It must be noted that indeed these are exciting times for Irish rugby….it feels not long ago that when Hickie and co. were bowing out and BOD et al. were advancing into their 30s there was a sense of impending crisis.
Looking around with Ulster’s entrance into the quarters of the H Cup, Munster’s dip but ever present aura of strength and Leinster’s utter dominance and sparkling flair…..times they are a changing for the better. Looking a little deeper the emerging talent brings much encouragement. Considering the likes of Nevin Spence (20), Faloon (24), Whitten(24), McCallister(21), Tuohy (only 24) to name but some, who are all racking up H Cup and international experience.
Across the border Leinster are noted as being the closest thing that the northern hemisphere has to the all blacks. Sean O’Brien (24), Dominic Ryan (21), Healy (23), Rhys Ruddock (21), ofcourse Heaslip (26) and Fitzgerald (23) to again name but a few. These are all now well established players yet still no where near their peak…..all of which are lions and potential lions including others not mentioned with leinster.
Moreover Leinster has a superb academy which is nurturing future hope.
With Schmidt and jonno gibbes setting the tone, Leinster and its current path towards perhaps legendary status is clear. But it is Leinster’s style and intensity that must be translated into Ireland’s game, an if that is successfull, Kidney could be looking at another grand slam.
As for Munster, they speak much for themselves despite the first no qualify in roughly 13 years…..they should come back stronger…
I would think that wales will have a turnaround, scotland will do much of the same with perhaps an upset somewhere. England should improve on previous six nations outings, Italy will be Italy. France most likely to win but Ireland could do so if they pick up on some of the Leinster flair….