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Bigotry

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Julie Burchill had the chattering classes chattering, like she rarely has before with a fairly cack-handed attack on Ken Livingstone’s support for the London St Patrick’s Parade earlier this year. Malachi O’Doherty suggests some may be losing a sense of …

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Calm before the storm

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Though the summer has been accompanied with its share of tragedy, Kevin Connelly sees real change coming in the longer term.It’s the silly season in NI. Many politicians are away on holiday taking stock of the summers activities, and the …

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Going to Ireland..

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From Monday I will be in Ireland for three weeks. Though posting may be less regular, I hope to bring you more direct accounts of political and cultural life in Northern Ireland. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get …

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Northern Ireland not going to WSSD?

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Tim Butcher reports that the First Minister may be blocked from representing Northern Ireland at the World Summit for Sustainable Development.Earlier this year Dermot Nebitt’s private secretary laid out the measures the Minister was taking in preparation for the conference. …

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Beyond fatalism?

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Brian Walker quotes from an essay by Arthur Aughy from a collection called Aspects of the Belfast Agreement, suggesting that unionists need to break out of what Aughy calls “an orgy of self-pity and culture of fatalism”.Meanwhile, despite numerous protests …

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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 sent 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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