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Bomb kills one man

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Several reports by BBC, RTE and Irish Times. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email. Type your email… Subscribe

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Trimble vs Reid?

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Veteran journalist from the BBC and now the Belfast Telegraph Eric Waugh examines the relationship between the Secretary of State and the erstwhile (well this is Northern Ireland) First Minister. He comments on the difficulties of d’Hondt mechanism for deciding …

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Irish curses!

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Ni fhaca me an leithid!! If you want to shortcut years of study and great summers in the Gaeltacht, just to take your neighbour down a peg or two in the ould tongue, try this. Looks like hours of fun! …

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Priomhoide briste as a phost

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Dhearbhaigh an Foras Pátrúnachta cinneadh bhord bainistíochta Ghaelscoil Thulach na nÓg Tomás Ó Dúlaing a bhriseadh as a phost. Mar a duirt ceann den a na tuismitheoirí na scoile, i mBearla:“I feel sickened. We wanted to give our kids something …

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Is it getting worse, or better?

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Ian Paisley Senior had a reasonably polite exchange with John Reid today over figures he’d pulled together on the rise of violence since 1999, the year after the Belfast Agreement was signed which demonstrated some substantial increases. Tom Maguire of …

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Education and the economy

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Sammy Wilson drops his usual penchant for the one-liner and uses a recent IoD report to argue that the NI economy needs a strong vocational element within its educational system, and will suffer, if Martin McGuinness’s educational reforms go through. …

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A dysfunctional agreement?

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Regarding my piece of the 23rd July, political scientist Michael Hodkinson comments:“The Belfast Agreement is a consociational model. Basically, it requires political elites to reach a consensus about objectives in the hope that the followers will adopt more consensual attitudes …

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Paramilitaries

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Malachy O’Doherty, looks at a new ‘leading player’ in the North Belfast Loyalism and highlights several key differences in the political profile and prospects of Republican and Loyalist paramilitaries. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts …

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Crisis deepens..

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Trimble is by several accounts preparing for a serious split with John Reid:“Mr Trimble’s confidence in Dr Reid is believed to have fallen sharply after the MP for Upper Bann suggested a security initiative after a break-in at Castlereagh police …

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Renaissance in the North West?

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After years of isolation, the City of Derry seems to coming back to economic life again. However the much hoped for boost in the tourist trade is not materialising. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts …

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