Monthly Archives: August 2011

James Kelly (Journalist 1911-2011)

I am saddened to learn of the death of my fathers friend James Kelly (Journalist) who has died on Thursday at the age of 100. “Jimmy” Kelly, a man of the highest integrity was a working journalist for a staggering … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution Explained

“Conflict Resolution” is basically a “cod” academic discipline. A bit like “Media Studies”. Its a bit like Synchronised Swimming, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Beach Volleyball in the Olympics. Nice to look at and occasionally interesting but “Is it Sport?”. Basically in … Continue reading

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The GAA and Orange Order are Part of the Problem in “Northern Ireland” ?

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article (previously unpublished) in which I wrote about a Debate/Panel Discussion on the GAA and Orange Order. The Subject: “The GAA and Orange Order” are part of the problem in Northern Ireland The … Continue reading

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Journalism In Norn Iron

Despite the fact that Norn Iron should have provided an interesting (to say the least) working environment for Journalists, there are no more than two good Journos here. The rest might reasonably be described as time serving sychophants and narcissists … Continue reading

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Slugger O’Toole

“Slugger O’Toole” is the name of a political message board, largely devoted to the Politics and Culture of Norn Iron. It has a reasonable reputation but with a tendency to take itself just a little too seriously. Alas the Blogosphere … Continue reading

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My Portfolio of Skills (sic)

The title of the post is IRONIC. I have no skills whatsoever. It is merely by way of further introduction. I am a 59 year old man. Retired. I live about 25 miles from Belfast in North East Ireland. Married … Continue reading

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What This Blog Is All About

Welcome to a wide ranging and hopefully interesting Blog on (mostly Irish) Politics, Culture, Sport, Television and basically anything that takes my interest.

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