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More on Lennon..

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We have the first rash of post-mortems on the LVF death threat against the Northern Ireland captain. Henry Winter says: “Neil Lennon, one of life’s decent citizens, a man who lives for football, family and friends, walked away from the …

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Soccer captain in death threat

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Neil Lennon withdrew from NI’s friendly game against Cyprus tonight after receiving a death threat from the LVF. The Celtic player was to take over the captaincy from Steve Lomas. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest …

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A belated thanks

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To Brendan O’Neill for promoting the Slugger’s letter to his A-list of recommended sites and particularly for the co-billing with the CAIN on-line database from the University of Ulster – and a tag line of Peace facts no less! Brendan’s …

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This month's bizarre headline

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Sinn Fein defend DUP’s top post – John Kelly of Sinn Fein tells republicans, that they must not seek to dominate unionists. A clear signal from Sinn Fein that it will do business with the DUP after the next election. …

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Street violence continues

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The violence at the interfaces continues. There is no shortage of condemnation by unionists and ministers, but as yet there seems to be no viable resolution to whatever cause turns out to be. Des Browne on the Westminster NI team, …

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The Blanket

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This online magazine gives voice to a surprising variety of views, from Republican, Loyalists and Unionists, reflecting a often unseen, unheard dialogue between all section’s of NI society which takes place on a daily basis on the ground here. It’s …

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DUP or UUP?

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In the print edition of the Newsletter, Mervyn Pauley dismisses the likelihood that any deal is possible between the UUP and the DUP:“…their mutual feelings of loathing, rooted in an unseemly history of interparty feuds, personality bashing and alegations of …

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Youth and paramilitries

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It seems clear that paramilitary influence in Loyalist and Unionist areas is spreading quickly through the use of ‘youth wings’. Even in relatively prosperous areas there is a growing presence of all three major groupings. According to Alan Murray, Ulster …

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Sectarianism

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Billy Hutchinson talks to the Boston Herald about the varieties of sectarianism, from North Belfast to North Belfast. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email. Type your email… Subscribe

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Trimble again…

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Despite a degree of ‘ham’ rhetoric, Eoghan Harris hits several nails squarely on the head in an ‘open letter‘ to David Trimble. He offer three points for Trimble (and all unionists) to consider:Firstly, get out and sell the agreement. “…people …

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