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23 February 2017

Swell of the Liffey go,
and away my soul within its waves go.
Tobacco sour turns into tobacco nice
Wave my hair down days
later and I smell it still as I go. 153 more words


Assembly Election 2017 Newry-Armagh

The key difference between Assembly 2016 and Assembly 2017 is that only five MLAs will be elected from each constituncy. For at least eighteen MLAs and their staff, this election has come four years too early. 452 more words

Getting ready to be governed by Sinn Fein in the Republic

Politics is a strange business. One word and one man’s name that were almost entirely unknown a few years ago now look as if they are going to change modern Irish politics and history: they are ‘Brexit’ and ‘Maurice McCabe’. 1,479 more words


#OTD in 2013 – Sinn Féin proposed legislation that would make the Easter Rising anniversary a new national bank holiday.

Sinn Féin social protection spokesman Aengus Ó Snodaigh introduced legislation for the creation of a national holiday to be called Lá na Poblachta, which would fall annually on 24th April – the day on which the Irish Republic was declared’ – noting that Ireland has nine public holidays, fewer than the EU average of eleven. 210 more words

Irish History

Opinion: Assembly Election 2017: Your vote matters...but only if you use it!

Northern Ireland yet again finds itself in the familiar territory of being the political laughing stock of these islands. Governed by people who could start a sectarian argument at an atheist convention, we’re just over a week from an election nobody claims to want…but everyone claims is a good thing. 665 more words

DUP Manifesto Launch is Exercise in Propaganda

Arlene Foster today unveiled the DUP’s manifesto for the assembly election that will be held on 2nd March. However, rather than outline a detailed plan about what the DUP was planning to do, she mentioned general policy goals with a lack of substance to back them up. 716 more words
UK Politics

Wood Pellet Boiler Instructions In Irish. DUP May Change Mind On Irish Language Act

Many new wood pellet boiler owners have complained that installation of home-boilers has become almost impossible due to a clerical error which saw all instructions printed in Irish and Polish since September 2016. 235 more words