Tag Archives: Nichola Mallon

“I Am Woman…Hear Me Roar”

It is a strange week. It started with International Womans Day and ended with Mothers Day (and a disgraceful police approach to women staging a vigil for a murdered woman). I suppose it typifies the feel good aspiration of respect … Continue reading

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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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John Hume: The Funeral & “People Like Us”

First off, at the request of my wife, I deleted the post I wrote on Monday. She thought it contained too many personal references, including an anecdote that we have enjoyed for nearly forty years. I see her point. So … Continue reading

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The New Executive

So Arlene Foster (DUP Fermanagh-South Tyrone) and Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Féin, Mid Ulster) are again the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. But the two junior ministers, Gordon Lyons (DUP, East Antrim) and Declan Kearney (Sinn Féin, South Antrim) will … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2017: North Belfast

The key difference between Assembly 2016 and Assembly 2017 is that only five MLAs will be elected from each constituncy. For at least eighteen MLAs and their staff, this election has come four years too early. The percentage of votes … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2017

It has been an odd sort of an election campaign. A quiet one. The only sound I hear is Sinn Féin politicos deleting tweets featuring Donald Trump and Peter King, the architect of the Muslim “ban”. Sinn Féin like to … Continue reading

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Next Deputy Leader Of SDLP?

To be very clear, this is NOT a comeback. I will not be resuming my Blogging career. I am enjoying retirement far too much. This post is in response to a request and also to tie up some loose ends. … Continue reading

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Profile: North Belfast

Candidates: DUP: Nelson McCausland. Paula Bradley. WIlliam Humphrey. UUP: Rev Lesley Carroll. Sinn Féin: Caral Ni Chuilín. Gerry Kelly. SDLP: Nichola Mallon. Workers Party: Gemma Weir. TUV: John Miller. Green: Malachai O’Hara. UKIP: Kenneth Boyle. PBP: Fiona Ferguson. PUP: Billy … Continue reading

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Alban …My Part In His Success

I think it has been assumed for some time that Alban Maginness would stand down from Politics in 2016. He joins Joe Byrne, Dominic Bradley, Pat Ramsey, and John Dallat as SDLP “veterans” who are making way for younger colleagues … Continue reading

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