Frank Schnittger

Rugby – A Clean Sweep by the Irish Provinces…

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This has been the first clean sweep by the Irish provinces with four bonus point wins since the South African teams entered the URC competition. It is an outstanding achievement and a great way to finish off this block of …

Brian O’Neill

Open Sunday – discuss what you like…

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The idea for Open Sunday is to let you discuss what you like. Just two rules. Keep it civil and no man/woman playing.

Brian O’Neill

Open sunday – politics free zone…

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In addition to our normal open Sunday, we have a politics-free post to give you all a break. So discuss what you like here, but no politics.

Frank Schnittger

The seven deadly sins of the DUP…

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When I saw the headline to Brian Walker’s piece, Rather than keep slagging off the DUP over the Protocol, let’s recognise their better points, I expected to see a forensic analysis of the DUP’s 7 tests for determining whether the …

Terry Wright

The political Unionist cake is not growing. Only who wins the bigger slice alters.

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A publication for Church leaders recently headlined ‘the rise of the ‘dones’; a growing number of people who are ‘done with the Church.’ They have not abandoned their faith but have ‘de-churched.’ Attendance figures bear this out. One interviewee commented: ’they have …

Terry Maguire

Whether Jesus or The Expectation Effect, miracles do happen…

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A friend of many years sought my help in 2019 for what seemed, judging by the symptoms, to be uncomplicated heartburn. He worked in hospitality and he worked hard with plenty of stress as he was self-employed and an employer. …

Brian O’Neill

Germany agrees to send Leopard 2 Tanks to Ukraine…

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has bowed to considerable pressure and agreed to send Leopard Tanks to Ukraine. He has also agreed not to block other countries from sending their Leopard Tanks to Ukraine. The U.S. plans to Send M1 Abrams …

Brian O’Neill

Mid week moan – go on, get it off your chest…

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So the new forum does not seem to have caught on. I think people just prefer to keep the discussion on the main site, and that’s ok with us. So what we will try to do is have a few …

Allan LEONARD (Mr Ulster)

Offer of help with truth recovery process at Irish Council of Churches centenary service

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The Irish Council of Churches (ICC) — an all-island body with membership from Protestant, Orthodox, Reformed, and independent church traditions — marked its centenary with a joint service of worship at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast. With the theme of “Celebrating …

Brian O’Neill

UK government proposes to raise state pension age to 68…

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From The Sun: Millions born in the 1970s and later are likely to be told they must work for longer as early as the March Budget. The state pension age is already due to rise from 66 to 67 by …

Brian Walker

Rather than keep slagging off the DUP over the Protocol, let’s recognise their better points

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Nerves on all sides are stretched like skins on a drum waiting to see what emerges from the forthcoming Protocol negotiations.  Every cautious word is parsed and construed for signs of progress or the lack of it. Make no mistake …