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… …

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 …

Frank Schnittger

URC Quarterfinals: Munster and Leinster progress.

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Ireland have three representatives in the Quarter finals (seeded 1,3, and 6), South Africa two (2 and 5), and Scotland (4), Italy (7) and Wales (8) one apiece. That counts as a good season for Irish rugby even if it …

Soapbox

How will we solve the rise of right-wing populism?

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Ben M is a slugger reader from Dublin Nigel Farage’s last-minute entry into the UK election is the latest manifestation of the rise of right-wing populism, but it’s happening in lots of other places too. All across Europe, and with …

Alan Meban (Alan in Belfast)

#GE24 candidates in numbers and charts

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The statement of persons nominated – ‘candidate lists’ to you and me – for the General Election have been published by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland. Here’s a numeric breakdown of the people seeking your vote on 4 July. …

Brian O’Neill

Irish polling stations open for European and local elections…

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A big politics day in the south. From RTÉ: Voting will take place in three electoral contests – the local elections, the European elections and the contest to elect a mayor for Limerick. These are the first nationwide elections in …

Samuel Thompson

Today is the 80th anniversary of D-Day….

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This year’s D-Day commemoration will probably be the last big anniversary with veterans in attendance as even the youngest of them are almost a century old. As the saying goes, these old soldiers will shortly fade away. Thanks to saturation …

Brian O’Neill

Jim Alister blasts barmy border bacon ban…

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From Garrett Hargan in the Beltel: Unionist critics of the Windsor Framework agreement have railed against an EU ban on smoke flavourings which could create a “smoky bacon border” with Britain, asking “is nothing safe from EU madness?” Northern Irish …

Brian O’Neill

“The SDLP’s decision to contest all seats is based on electoral weakness to mask its decline…”

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Brian Feeney, in today’s Irish News, was keen to put the boot into his old party of the SDLP for running candidates in all constituencies. From the article: The SDLP tiresomely accuses Sinn Féin of sectarian politics for standing aside …

Brian O’Neill

All roads lead to the TUV…

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I wonder if anyone else running in the general election in NI shares a name with a road in their constituency https://t.co/X2qazuIVyh— Peter Donaghy (@peterdonaghy) June 1, 2024 Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to …

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