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Belfast, Northern Ireland

“I kissed my girl, by the factory wall. Dirty old town.”

Those lines were in reference to Manchester, England, but nowhere in the UK today do they more describe the miasma of a place than in Belfast, the shade of working class poverty visible on acne-spotted pasty white faces, in the fast-food gastronomy, the obesity, and the simmering resentment and tit-for-tat injuries and insults between the Unionist and Nationalist working classes. 409 more words


You Don’t have to be Muslim to have sympathy for Gaza….

But in Northern Ireland it appears you do have to be Republican.

This is a little off course from my other posts which focus solely on Northern Ireland but given that Northern Ireland seems to be so interested in the Israel/Gaza dispute I thought I would have my tuppence worth. 1,321 more words

More #NoThanks

If Scots had been on the Malaysian plane shot down, they would not be able to rely on British consular support
Just say NO to…

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Is it acceptable for the Dublin Mayor to burn the Union flag?

The image shows Christy Burke the Lord Mayor of Dublin, and one time member of Sinn Fein, burning the Union flag and it posed an interesting conundrum given the fact we are approaching the 11th night bonfires. 451 more words

Rossnowlagh Orange Order Twelfth Parade - A lesson to us all

I had the pleasure yesterday of attending the 12th celebrations in Rossnowlagh, Donegal. This small seaside village is both picturesque and tourist driven, with its small selection of surf schools, hotel and a limited number of restaurants without the support of locals and visitors this small village would not sustain. 786 more words

Why did devolution to Northern Ireland endure prolonged interruption from 1998 until 2007?

With a conflict claiming over 3000 lives and a system of government lacking accountability to the people of the North a political settlement had become increasingly necessary. 2,412 more words



That’s lose it not ‘loose’ it (sorry but that really winds me up).

Ok, a lot is written about culture in Northern Ireland. Most of it is not exactly complimentary towards Ulster-Scots culture & Unionist/Loyalist/Orange traditions. 1,619 more words