Brian O’Neill

Israeli attacks Iran…

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This morning Israeli attacked Iran with a missile strike. Is this a face-saving exercise after the Iranian missile strikes on Israel or a precursor to a wider war in the Middle East? Israel has hit Iran with a missile, US …

Frank Schnittger

Getting Real about Northern Ireland

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On several occasions now I have written an OP in response to one by Andy Pollak. I hope he takes it as a sort of back-handed compliment: no one better espouses what I call the conventional approach to reconciliation than …

Slugger Team

Hundreds of mattresses dumped on bonfire site…

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From Connla Young in today’s Irish News: Hundreds of mattresses have been brought to the site of a controversial Eleventh Night bonfire in Co Antrim. It is understood the mattresses, which when set alight can give off toxic fumes and …

Hugh Doyle

Banning of the National Conservatism Conference in Brussels…

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A prominent news story today in both the British and European press has been that of the banning of the National Conservatism Conference by Brussels municipality of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode Mayor Emir Kir stating: I issued an order from the mayor to …

Andy Pollak

Jarlath Kearney – two states, one system. A novel idea worth considering?

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Regular readers of this blog will know that I like new ideas which go beyond the binary unionist-nationalist straitjacket which has dominated (and constrained) debate about the future of this island for most of the past hundred years. Thus over …

Soapbox

Lough Neagh: A Glimmer of Hope Amid Environmental Challenges…

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Philip O’Neill is a retired civil servant from Belfast… A while back, I wrote an op-ed discussing the concerning state of Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in the United Kingdom. Today, I have some more positive news to share. …

Dan McGinn

Containment

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Here we go. Series Two of ‘Blue Lights’ has landed and after an electrifying debut last year, the boulder has rolled back down the hill. Twelve months ago, Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn delivered not just the best Belfast TV …

Arnold Carton

Why Unionists tend to Support Israel…

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No-one can have missed the Israeli flags that have been flying over Loyalist areas of N. Ireland in recent months. On Slugger at the weekend there were comments on this issue. Over the past few months, on Twitter and on …

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… …

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