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Irish interests best served in English?

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Having lost (albeit temporarily) our archives, I’m not sure if I have already posted this spirited argument against the campaign to have Irish recognised as an official language in the EU. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the …

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Ireland most expensive in Europe

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Joe Humphreys in the Irish Times reports on the latest annual statement on prices and costs from the National Competitiveness Council. Consumer price inflation in Ireland has risen at twice the rate of the Euro zone average since 1999 and …

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Hey Ho Let's Go!

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Not, strictly speaking, within the remit of the site, but allow me a little latitude. Johnny Ramone, real name John Cummings, one of the founder members of the punk of all punk bands, tributes. A moment’s silence, followed by raucous …

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Flash

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DUP reidh chun cumhacht a roinnt?

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Books.

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Adams could destablise the DUP?

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This fascinating op-ed in the Belfast Telegraph sees most of the negotiating cards stacked with Gerry Adams. It argues that his internal position within the party and the wider movement is unassailable. It further suggests the DUP has mismanaged its …

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Adams: a deal is inevitable

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On his way into Leeds Castle this morning, Gerry Adams has told reporters that a deal is inevitable between his party and the DUP. Although clearly he was not committing to a timeline for such an accord it would, he …

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Join the Tories online…

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The British Conservative Party has just speculated £250,000 on a new database that they hope will net them new members via the web. It’s particularly noteworthy for them as until now (not unlike the UUP) party membership has been regulated …

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Blogs: the modern moveable type…

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The Belfast Telegraph has the story of the demise of one Dan Rather, whose long career in the media may have ended at the hands of a powerful network of blogs. Tony Blankley welcomes the outcome and weighs the benefits …

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