Paisley to launch Dana’s autobiography…

Things seem to have rolled on considerably since the DUP dominated Ballymena Council fought tooth and nail against granting Liam Neeson freedom of the borough. He subsequently turned the offer down “in view of the stated opposition of some Members and the resultant controversy”. Now it seems the First Minister is to launch a book (subs needed) by that musical scion of Derry city Dana (aka Rosemary Scallon). But of course they are both former MEPs and according to Dana’s husband, “Dr Paisley and Dana worked closely together in the European Parliament on economic, life and family issues,”

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  • Ah Dana’s a celebrity of sorts …. never had a sex video on the internet though.

    Incidentally has anyone clicked on the View of a Nation link at the side of Slugger? :-O

  • Cormac

    “Dr Paisley and Dana worked closely together in the European Parliament on economic, life and family issues,” – all kinds of everything, really.

    Ok, sorry, but that had to be gotten out of the way on this thread, once and for all! 🙂

    I was in a restaurant in Dublin recently and Dana was at the table next to mine… and I just COULD NOT get that song out of my head. Poor woman, all that work as an MEP and all I could of was how tasty she looked at the Eurovision.

  • Cormac

    ‘could of’ should be ‘could think of’ – dang! She’s affecting my typing!

  • Dawkins

    Cormac,

    I do hope you were around 16 as well at the time. Otherwise… :0)

  • smcgiff

    ‘I do hope you were around 16 as well at the time. Otherwise…’

    It’s okay, I’d reckon he’s about 16 NOW! 🙂

  • snakebrain

    That boy needs therapy….

    He could write one of those miserable Irish childhood memoirs, about how the only ray of sunshine in his grim unrelenting life in the linen mill was the fantasy of Dana…

  • Cormac

    “the fantasy of Dana” – ah a good Catholic girl, alright. Her, red lemonade and Tayto crisps the only respite from the unrelenting rain, cold and snotty nose.

    I might take you up on the memoirs! Amongst Wimmin or some such…

  • Tochais Síoraí

    The unread launching the unreadable.

  • lib2016

    The reported discussions between Paisley and the Catholic Bishop of Armagh about organising a joint resistance to abortion seem more important to me, but then I’m a simple anticlericalist so what would I know?

    Could those tiresome Christians possibly have seen the light?

  • Dawkins

    lib2016,

    I understand it isn’t the first time Paisley has organized an Ulster resistance.

  • GavBelfast

    Anachronisms personified, they’ll be a picture together.

  • snakebrain

    Tochais

    Or the unspeakable in pursuit of the unreadable?

  • Dewi

    Can’t read the detail – is he really going to launch the book ? Like where ? And When ? Got to be there !!

  • snakebrain

    Ah Dana’s a celebrity of sorts …. never had a sex video on the internet though.

    Incidentally has anyone clicked on the View of a Nation link at the side of Slugger? :-O
    Posted by Ziznivy on Oct 08, 2007 @ 01:29 PM

    I have now Ziz. That cryptic comment makes a lot more sense now. Cormac would love one though..

  • Harry Flashman

    *I do hope you were around 16 as well at the time. Otherwise… :0)*

    Actually she was going on for 19 at the time.

  • Gréagóir O’ Frainclín

    Poor old Liam Neeson, international actor and catholic boy from Ballymena was refused the freedom of the borough by a DUP dominated council! Why was that then or do I have to ask?

  • nmc

    I think they eventually offered it to him. There was a bit of will they, won’t they then Liam told them to stuff it. As a fellow ex Ballymena catholic, I wouldn’t want the freedom of the town either. It’s a shit hole. About the only thing that saves it is the people.

  • Dawkins

    I recall it was Eamonn McCann who had the best take on it at the time. He made a list of superlatives:

    1. The Beauty of Belfast
    2. The Cleanliness of Dublin
    3. The Freedom of Ballymena

  • pith

    What’s all this about Dr Paisley working at the European Parliament? Why weren’t we told at the time?

    Following his triumph at Wigtown, Dr Paisley will no doubt be called upon to engage in many more literary events. I hope they get him onto Newsnight Review.