Tag Archives: Seamus Mallon

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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Seanad Éireann

Now that a Platform for Government has been agreed between with Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party and a government will be formed with six ministries each going to FF and FG and three going to the GP……..I … Continue reading

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SDLP: Leave Everyone Behind?

Over the last two days, I have written about Sinn Féin…how seemingly difficult it is to join and how they use patronage to keep everyone onside…and quite a few people on the (perhaps mythical) average industrial wage. As far as … Continue reading

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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

…that the Good Friday Agreement was signed. 10th April 1998. It seems like yesterday but it is actually closer to one third of my life. Good Friday just happened to be the day that it was signed. There were intense … Continue reading

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SDLP…Not Good With Its Own History

I really do wish I had been born in a different place and time. In 1952 of course, I did not know I was being born into a “second class” life in termsof housing and jobs…in West Belfast. In 1963, … Continue reading

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Good Friday Agreement…Fifteen Years On (SDLP Conference)

It is somewhat inevitable that an event organised by SDLP to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement will focus on the fact that the opportunies presented by the Agreement have been wasted. The Agreement is an article … Continue reading

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Quotes Of The Night.

I am only home from a SDLP organised discussion on the “Good Friday Agreement….15 Years On”. I will be blogging about this tomorrow. It is after midnight and my head is still buzzing from the tour de force that is … Continue reading

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