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. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your …

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. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email. Type your email… …

Frank Schnittger

European Club Rugby Quarter Finals

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Live Blog: Challenge Cup: Clermont  53 Ulster 14 F/T.   Ulster’s form has been patchy this season, resulting in their Head Coach and Chief Executive being shown the door. Key players are set to leave at the end of the …

Brian O’Neill

We’re not East Germany we’re Northern Ireland…

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Given the months of rain, we can all agree with the sentiment of the football chant: we are definitely not Brazil. However, regarding the economy, it is reasonable to point out that we are not East Germany either. There is …

Brian O’Neill

Is it ever going to stop raining?

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Maybe Barra Best will correct me, but it seems it has been raining practically every day since autumn. In fact, I remember last summer being pretty wet as well. Northern Ireland can be a damp aul hole at the best …

Brian O’Neill

Council told it can’t rename Ballymena HQ after late Queen Elizabeth II…

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It’s good to see the TUV getting its priorities straight. From the BBC: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been refused permission to re-name its Ballymena headquarters in memory of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The motion to rename …

Brian O’Neill

600 Medically Fit Patients Stuck in NI Hospitals Due to Lack of Discharge Options…

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Over in  the Irish News Allan Preston has a story on bed blocking in the health service: More than 600 hospital beds in Northern Ireland were occupied by patients deemed fit for discharge on a single day last month, new …

Brian O’Neill

New changes could make taxi situation even worse…

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Have you ever tried to get a taxi on a night out lately? They are as rare as hen’s teeth. Rather than do something constructive to address the problem, the Department for Infrastructure will worsen the situation with new legislation. …

Brian O’Neill

Simon Harris becomes Ireland’s youngest Taoiseach…

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What was most surprising about Leo Varadkar’s resignation was how few of his colleagues were keen to take his place. My money would have been on Simon Coveney to take his place. I have met Simon, and he came across …

Steve Bradley

Is ‘Working From Home’ Impacting Belfast ? Transport Gives an Indication…

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History has taught us that major pandemics create lasting behavioural change, and often in unexpected ways. One of the most significant impacts of Covid 19 has been the rise of ‘Working From Home’ (WFH) and ‘hybrid-working’ (employee time divided between …

John Pike

The End of Morality?

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And so it goes on. An emotional Lord Arbuthnot, tireless champion of the sub postmasters, struggling for words on hearing the latest revelations about the Post Office scandal, incredulous that Post Office managers have seemingly lost all sense of morality …

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