Tag Archives: World Police and Fire Games

The Night They Drove Old Ulster Down?

“A Week Is A Long Time in Politics” Forty-Two years….is a very long time indeed. Earlier this week I blogged about the introduction of Internment without Trial and its violent aftermath on 9th August 1971. For several years afterwards the … Continue reading

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Parity Of Esteem…The “Gotcha” Moment In Irish History?

Years ago…pre Good Friday Agreement I believe, David Trimble signed unionists up to Parity of Esteem. I dont recall if I actually punched the air at the news. But I am pretty certain that I said “Gotcha!” because signing up … Continue reading

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The Police Farce (sic) Games

Of all the bad ideas….Titanic, City of Culture, G8 Summit, Poet Laureate for Belfast….the World Police and Firefighter Games is probably the worst since Justin Bieber and the MTV Awards. There is the Olympic Games. There are regional competions such … Continue reading

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Rio De Janeiro….And Belfast

At first sight, there is little in common between Riode Janeiro and Belfast. I mean Mardi Gras is hardly the GLorious Twelfth. And the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016 is hardly the World Police and … Continue reading

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