Welcome back!

Last time I wrote the words ‘welcome back’ to someone who’d been red carded I received several emails of complaint that I could bring myself to do such a thing. But it simply underlines the fact that the yellow and red card system is simply to keep an orderly house, and not to be taken personally! Welcome back Tom Luby, whose term in the sin bin actually finished yesterday and Pat McLarnon who comes back today. And the rest of you (who came out in sympathy) can come off whatever dirty protest you’re on!

A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.

Living History 1968-74

A unique, once-in-a-lifetime 10-week course at Stranmillis University College Belfast featuring live, in-depth interviews with leading figures from this tumultuous era in Northern Ireland’s cultural and political history.

Live interviews with: Bernadette McAliskey, Austin Currie, Brid Rogers, Baroness Blood, Dennis Bradley, Baroness Paisley, Lord Kilclooney, Tim McGarry, Danny Morrison, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield and others…

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