Tag Archives: Bloody Sunday

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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Pension For Troubles “Combatants”

I tried to post this on Slugger O’Toole an hour ago. Seems a shame not to publish it. The nature of posting on Slugger (his gaffe, his rules) and Czar (my gaffe, my rules) is that I am somewhat more … Continue reading

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Insulting Bloody Sunday

It is nice to see that Doug Beattie MLA (UUP) condemn the calculated insult to the families of Bloody Sunday. Loyalists in New Buildings, a village near Derry have put up some flags, with the crest of the British Parachute … Continue reading

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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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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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Hillsborough

David Cameron has issued an apology to the relatives of the ninety-six Liverpool football fans who died in the Hillsborough (Sheffield) Stadium Disaster in 1989. The apology is in relation to the original Report which seemed to “blame” the football … 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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Afghanistan…Carry On Up The Khyber

The bad news coming out of Afghanistan is truly shocking. Late last week six British soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb. This almost pales into insignificance with the news that a “rogue” American soldier killed sixteen Afghan civilians including … Continue reading

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