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SDLP at 50

Happy Birthday SDLP. I remember the day the SDLP was formed. I vividly recall the founding members and a handful of journalists outside the venue. A journo asked “will the SDLP be non sectarian?” and Paddy Devlin replied “we are … Continue reading

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Henry Thornton-Allan McVittie

As many readers will know, I have often referenced the Ballymurphy Massacre on this Blog. I saw that …or more accurately, I saw some of it take place before my eyes. I wont forget him. But what really gets under … Continue reading

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Ballymurphy Massacre

It took nearly forty years for the families of Bloody Sunday (Derry, January 1972) to get at least a measure of Justice. And yet it happened in the full glare of the Media. Of course nobody will ever be brought … Continue reading

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Ballymurphy 1971…No Words Are Necessary

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Charlie Meets Gerry

If “Prince Charles” was at my front door, I would not go out and meet him. I dont think I can be more clear that I am not a big fan of the English “Royal Family” or Monarchy in general. … Continue reading

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Ballymurphy 1971

Unfortunately I cannot be in two places at the one time. I commend the talk on The Ballymurphy Massacre on the night of 9/10 August 1971. The talk takes place tonight in St Marys College at 7pm. As readers will … Continue reading

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Healing Thru Humour

My “Great Address To The People of America” scheduled for February is now back on track. The SDLP Conference and blogging diverted me away from this for two weeks. All of a sudden I have woken up realising that 73 … Continue reading

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Bloody Friday July 1972

“Bloody Friday” was a series of bombings which took place on 21st July 1972. Before talking about the specific event, I want to point out that this was one of a series of traumatic events in the twelve months from … Continue reading

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