Some of the candidates who appeared to be on their way out, either before the day of poll or immediately following the announcement of the first preferences, seem to have impressively held on to their seats. Dolores Kelly managed to get back in Upper Bann;
Declan O’Loan looks like making it in North Antrim; whilst David McNarry and Conall McDevitt are in dogfights in their respective constituencies. Personally speaking, the O’Loan feat seems to stand above the others, but, as reports suggest the UUP may indeed take a West Tyrone seat as well as be in the mix for the third unionist seat in North Belfast, reports of their demise may have been greatly exaggerated….UPDATE: O’Loan looking very unlikely in North Antrim, leaving Kelly and McDevitt only two of the aforementioned survivors to make it so far….
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…