Irish President Mary McAleese and Lord Bannside (Ian Paisley) fitting the two pieces of Ian Fleming’s jigsaw together at the Columbanus celebration

Irish President Mary McAleese and Lord Bannside (Ian Paisley) fitting the two pieces of Ian Fleming's jigsaw together at the Columbanus celebration

Alan Meban. Normally to be found blogging over at Alan in Belfast where you’ll find an irregular set of postings, weaving an intricate pattern around a diverse set of subjects. Comment on cinema, books, technology and the occasional rant about life. On Slugger, the posts will mainly be about political events and processes. Tweets as @alaninbelfast.

Irish President Mary McAleese and Lord Bannside (Ian Paisley) fitting the two pieces of Ian Fleming's jigsaw together at the Columbanus celebration