Mick Fealty

Jeffrey Donaldson deletes all his social media accounts…

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This looks ominous…. For now, comments will remain closed, but this is likely to be the beginning of something big. Very big. Curious, DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson seems to have deleted his entire social media presence across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram …

Andy Pollak

How are nationalists going to get unionist consent for unity if they don’t actively work for reconciliation with that community?

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I wouldn’t have said this seven years ago, when he first became Taoiseach, but I am sorry to see Leo Varadkar stepping down from that post. I do not agree with many of his right-of-centre policies on economic and social …

Slugger Team

The Social Democrats, the Labour Party and the Social Democratic and Labour Party.

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David McCann of this parish posted an interesting article yesterday in the Irish News noting that Irish Labour at their weekend conference called for the next government to establish a department to begin planning for Irish unity. While welcoming this …

Queen’s Policy Engagement

Arts and Sustainability merge at Queen’s for first ever ‘Reach’ Festival…

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Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Ireland, are hosting an inaugural arts and sustainability festival this April. The ‘Reach 24’ festival aims to examine the climate emergency and sustainable solutions via various art …

Brian O’Neill

Donald Trump’s amazing ability to hoover up cash from his supporters…

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At times, you have to admire Donald Trump’s sheer audacity. His latest wheeze is the floating of a media company. From the BBC: Shares in Donald Trump’s media company soared as the firm made its formal debut on the stock …

Brian O’Neill

New UK East-West Council to meet for first time today…

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From the BBC: The first meeting of the new UK East-West Council will take place in London later on Tuesday. The UK government agreed to set up the council as part of a deal with the DUP that saw the …

Alan Meban (Alan in Belfast)

Slugger TV – Looming Elections and Political Futures #ImagineBelfast

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Filmed in front of a live audience at the Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics, Slugger O’Toole convened a panel to discuss the year of elections that await us, and the political futures of some of the key figures who …

Slugger Team

Should reconcilation happen before or after any potential reunification?

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Interesting articles from Chris Donnelly in the Irish News, from the article: In case you missed the memo, reconciliation is the new supermajority. Just as 50 per cent-plus-one is not enough for Irish unity, and in fact would be downright …

Brian O’Neill

Open sunday – politics free zone…

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In addition to our normal open Sunday, we have a politics-free post to give you all a break. So discuss what you like here, but no politics. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your …

Brian O’Neill

Open Sunday – discuss what you like…

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The idea for Open Sunday is to let you discuss what you like. Just two rules. Keep it civil and no man/woman playing. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email. Type your email… …

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