Tag Archives: People Before Profit

Assembly Election: East Derry

East Derry is a constituency which includes Coleraine, Limavady, Dungiven,and some coastal towns. Traditionally unionist but with a large Catholic minority and a university (UUC) at Coleraine. East Derry..Currently there are five MLAs…DUP (2) SDLP (1) Sinn Féin (1)). Independent … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: South Antrim

A constituency comprising Antrim Town and other areas like Ballyclare, stretching to North Belfast at Glengormley. South Antrim: Currently five MLAs: DUP (2) UUP (1). Alliance (1) Sinn Féin (1) Friday 29th April. Antrim Town. The first surprise was the … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: Foyle

Foyle is a constituency whih is really just the City of Derry. It is so called because a choice of “Derry” or “L*****derry” would be too controversial. The city is much changed from my first visit after Bloody Sunday in … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: South Down

South Down is a constituency which includes Downpatrick, Newcastle, Warrenpoint and Kilkeel. The north of the constituency is commuter land to Belfast. The south is seaside resorts and small fishing ports. It is mostly nationalist and there are unionist areas … Continue reading

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Brave Women…Cowardly Men

All of us who are committed to Democracy will be outraged at the attack on Hannah Kenny of People Before Profit in East Belfast last night. She was subject to sexist and sectarian abuse. It follows on from the attack … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: North Belfast

North Belfast is a constituency comprising areas like Antrim Road, Crumlin Road, Oldpark Road and Shore Road (the arterial roads leading north from the City Centre.)as far as the old village of Glengormley and Ligoneil. It includes prosperous areas like … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: West Belfast

West Belfast is a constituency comprising Falls Road, Andersonstown, Ballymurphy, Glen Road. It is mostly nationalist with small unionist areas in the Shankill area and a smaller enclave at Blacks Road. I lived in the constituency from my birth in … Continue reading

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Assembly Election 2022: East Belfast

East Belfast is a constituency that includes prosperous areas around Knock, Belmon and Stormont and working class Protestant areas such as Lower Newtownards Road, Castlereagh Road, Woodstock and estates such as Gilnahirk and Dundonald. There is a Catholic enclave at … Continue reading

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Sinn Féin: No Man (Or Woman) Left Behind

I think it was Brian Feeney who described (early 1970s) Sinn Féin as the non combatant fathers, mothers, wives etc of IRA members. Sinn Féin likes to spread the myth that they are the political descendents of the Sinn Féin … Continue reading

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Local Elections 2019

This was a more interesting election than most. And with a lot of aspects, it is to be expected that there will be a lot of “Spinning”. I will “spin” it my way over a series of posts here. The … Continue reading

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