Tag Archives: East Belfast

Poster Boys & Girls…#26 Niall Ó Donnghaile (Sinn Féin)

27th April. This poster is outside the Strand Bar in Mountpottinger Road. Niall Ó Donnghaile is a youthful Sinn Féin veteran and candidate in East Belfast. He is media savvy and a former Mayor of Belfast. He has done well … Continue reading

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Poster Boys & Girls…#16 Ross Brown (Green Party)

14th April. Holywood Road, Belfast. Across the street from the Strand Arts Centre, where the Slugger O’Toole East Belfast Debate was taking place. Green candidate for East Belfast is Ross Brown and he is already a member of Belfast City … Continue reading

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The Ginger Ninja

As she prepares for her head-to-head encounter (courtesy of Slugger O’Toole)  Naomi Long did an interview with “Sticky” Henry McDonald in yesterdays Guardian. I dont suppose that there are many copies of The Guardian sold in East Belfast…it is £1.60 … Continue reading

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Niall Ó Donnghaile

I have a lot of time for Cllr Niall Ó Donnghaile, the former Mayor of Belfast …he is I believe the youngest ever Mayor and he deserves credit for at least making one seat in East Belfast comparatively safe for … Continue reading

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Lucid Talk…Talks

Last night, I sent a message to Bill White, the main man at Lucid Talk about the upcoming, East Belfast hustings. My message. Bill has now replied. Judge for yourself. The reply is along the lines that Alan Meban used … Continue reading

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“A Good Week For Global Democracy” (Gerry Lynch)

It is hard to argue with Gerry Lynch, writing on Slugger O’Toole that it has been a good week for Global Democracy. I dont know how Gerry Lynch feels about the decision that the East Belfast hustings involving only two … Continue reading

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More Hypocrisy From Slugger O’Toole

Slugger O’Toole at its worst. Organising a “General Election” Debate in East Belfast…which only features two of the candidaes standing. Sitting MP, Naomi Long of the Alliance Party and Gavin Robinson of DUP. The Election itself is effectively a head-to-head … Continue reading

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Naomi Hits Back!

One of the most bitter election campaigns will be in East Belfast. In 2010, Naomi Long of Alliance took the Westminster seat. It was a surprise. She rode the perfect storm of DUP Scandal and  a divided unionist vote. The … Continue reading

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Electoral Pacts And Unionism

So DUP and UUP have agreed to maximise the votes for the “unionist” family by agreeing an electoral pact in four constituencies. In East Belfast, Gavin Robinson will stand for DUP. The UUP will not be on the ballot paper. … Continue reading

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Je Suis SDLP

So things have got nasty. Overnight the Constituency Office of Alban Magennis, SDLP MLA for North Belfast was attacked. The SDLP Office is actually above a business on the Antrim Road and as you will see, the people who daubed … Continue reading

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