Tag Archives: Platform for Change

FitzjamesHorse …Back in the Saddle

I feel like one of those retired generals who has been recalled to the colours after years in retirement. It turns out that Mr Fukuyama was wrong. History has not ended. The whole world is in a state of chassis … 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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2017: That Was The Year That Was

No this is NOT a return to Blogging. It is a review of the year 2017 and an acknowledgement that “Keeping An Eye On The Czar of Russia” is still well read despite no entries from June this year. This … Continue reading

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Civil Society …The Enemy Within

Interesting SDLP event tomorrow night. Civil Society…I am not a big fan. But a panel that is chaired by Alasdair McDonnell MP includes Dr Deirdre Heenan from the University of Ulster, Ryan Feeney from the GAA, Brendan Mulgrew, PR guy … Continue reading

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Malachi Says “No”!

Malachi O’Doherty, the freelance journalist and occasional expert on Norn iron have a lot in common. He is the same age as me (61 ish). We comes from West Belfast. He went to the same Christian Brothers Grammar School as … Continue reading

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Platform For Change: Haass Talks

Platform For Change. A meeting to discuss the Haass Talks. Always worrying to see middle-aged men in Lycra. Its funny how poor people ride bicycles thru necessity and middle-class people ride bicycles as some kinda statement. The usual suspects from … Continue reading

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Platform For Change: Preview

On the train from Dublin to Belfast. It has already been a busy day.. Hopefully a short visit to Clonard to remember Fr Alec Reid. And if I feel up to it, I will go along to the Platform for … Continue reading

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Slugger: Sods And Odds

No reply from Slugger O’Toole about my “yellow card” on their anti-republican, anti-SDLP message board. To his credit, Alan …the acceptable face of Sluggerdom has put a comment on my Facebook that my comment “was deemed dismissive and did not … Continue reading

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#15 Years On

I cant believe that I have headlined a post with a hashtag. Thoroughly Modern Me. But yesterday I noticed the hashtag…#15yearson appear on Twitter. Seemingly there was a big pow-wow at Dublin Castle yesterday, where anyone who thinks they are … Continue reading

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LetsGetAlongerists With Attitude

Here’s a strange thing. Over on Slugger O’Toole, “Alan” posted a promo for a Platform for Change event at the end of November. And it gave a welcome opportunity for PFCs many critics (ok theres usually just two of us) … Continue reading

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