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Unionist backroom

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Duncan Shipley Dalton, viewed by many nationalists as one of the more consistently progressive voices within the UUP, may be one of several ‘Doves’ asked to leave their seats in the next election to make room for the new ‘Hawks’ …

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The effect of 9/11 on Ulster

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Good workmanlike analysis on the reaction amongst Loyalists and Republicans to Bush’s call for a ‘war on terrorism’. It opens, with the almost brutal observation, that “Churchill once remarked that not even the cataclysm of the First World War altered …

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Other Weblogs

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Since the demise of the Daypop search, it is difficult to find other good (or even bad) weblogs that even come next to the subject of politics in Northern Ireland. However, I have just found this one on British Politics …

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Sinn Féin agus Dílseoirí agus an Príomh-Chonstáblacht nua?

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Cuireann Robert McMillan an ceist seo isteach orainn: “An ábhar dóchais é seo, nó an bhfuil na páirtithe a bhfuil baint acu le paramílitigh ag iarraidh cumhacht a roinnt ina gceantracha féin?” Mí scéal maith é go bhfuil cruinniú speisialta …

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Record number of immigrants

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Short report from Brian Lavery at the New York Times. “Ireland recorded its highest immigration figures on record in the year to April, when 47,500 people moved into the country. Irish people returning home from abroad continue to make up …

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US-Ireland business summit

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Haass lays emphasis on political leaders to create the right environment for economic growth. The Sunday Business Post took the message to be “Make your own jobs”.

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Unionist backroom

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Trimble confesses his concern for the future of the SDLP. The First Minister and Deputy First Minister face criticism from a devolution monitoring group, over the numbers of staff in their departments. “Democratic Dialogue argued the office was growing “like …

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Crazy Keane

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It’s hard to credit just how much the Roy Keane book has exercised the Irish press over the last month. Now the book is finally published there is no lessing in the volume of newsprint expended. It has even had …

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Flags and things

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One of the more colourful events last week was the raising of Alex Maskey’s tricolour, to join the Union Jack, put there by one his predessors, Reg Empey. For some like Gearóid Ó Cairealláin, putting one up beside the other …

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Policing drama

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Looks like the new straight-talking Chief Constable is earning some new friends in un-expected places, even as the Garda Siochana come under increasing criticism. Still Sinn Fein are resisting the recent call from Professor Des Rea to join the new …