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Working Man Blues …The Troubles 1969-1972

This is a re-written/edited version of an article I wrote for a USA-based academic website a few years ago. I started work aged 17 on 29th September 1969. My parents were deeply disappointed that I had decided to leave school … Continue reading

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Sinn Féin: A Half-Arsed Policy

Remember the good old days when Sinn Féin was so purely Republican when they would not stand in Elections…north and south? They called themselves “Anti H Block Prisoner” in 1981 and got elected to Westminster, An Dáil and local councils … Continue reading

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I Beg Your (Royal) Pardon

So Gerry Kelly MLA is the proud owner of a “Royal Pardon”. Who knew? Who guessed? If he is “proud” of his pardon, he has been remarkably modest about it. In fact he never mentioned it. It just turned up … Continue reading

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