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The Disappearing Green Man (A Mid Ulster Mystery)

Some things you cannot make up. I was on a bus between Antrim and Belfast when I was alerted to the news that the Green Party had ceased campaigning in Mid Ulster and the candidate is “no longer endorsed” by … Continue reading

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Vote “Muppet”

Odd “election poster” in Downpatrick (South Down constituency) yesterday. Is Kermit better than Patrick Brown (Alliance Party) ?

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Brave Women…Cowardly Men

All of us who are committed to Democracy will be outraged at the attack on Hannah Kenny of People Before Profit in East Belfast last night. She was subject to sexist and sectarian abuse. It follows on from the attack … Continue reading

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DUP: Rumbled At Last?

Some graffiti in Carrickfergus yesterday afternoon. It is just outside the railway station, There is similar graffiti in other parts of the town. There is much speculation how the DUP will fare in next week’s election. In loyalist, Carrickfergus, ths … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: Lagan Valley

Lagan Valley is a constituency centred on Lisburn and including Belfast suburb of Dunmurry, the relatively upmarket towns of Hillsborough and and Moira and rural areas at Dromore and Dromara. Currently there are five MLAs…DUP (2) UUP (1) Alliance (1) … Continue reading

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Reunion Concert, Bangor

I saw this in Bangor yesterday. Baby Protocol, Posh Protocol, Sporty Protocol, Scary Protocol,Silver Protocol

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Assembly Election 2022: North Down

North Down is a constituency running east from Belfast along the southern shore of Belfast Lough. A concentration of dormitory towns including Holywood, Helens Bay, Bangor and Donaghadee. It is known as The Gold Coast because there are a lot … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: Strangford

Strangford is a constituency comprising towns like Newtownards, Comber, Ballygowan and Saintfield as well as the Ards Peninsula which includes towns like Portaferry and Kircubbin. So it is a mix of (almost suburban) Belfast and rural areas. Currently there are … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: North Belfast

North Belfast is a constituency comprising areas like Antrim Road, Crumlin Road, Oldpark Road and Shore Road (the arterial roads leading north from the City Centre.)as far as the old village of Glengormley and Ligoneil. It includes prosperous areas like … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: West Belfast

West Belfast is a constituency comprising Falls Road, Andersonstown, Ballymurphy, Glen Road. It is mostly nationalist with small unionist areas in the Shankill area and a smaller enclave at Blacks Road. I lived in the constituency from my birth in … Continue reading

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