Andy Pollak

The rise of the anti-immigration movement in Ireland…

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There is something happening in Ireland (the Republic) and it is not pretty. It is the mobilisation by far-right actors of anti-immigration sentiment in response to a sharp increase (from a low base) in the number of asylum seekers arriving …

Mick Fealty

AFP announce that a UK General Election to be held on July 4th…

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AFP have just reported there will be an election on July 4th. Mainstream media are waiting for an official announcement for what will be a six week campaign. This will be the first electoral contest for all major party leaders. …

Slugger Team

Ireland, Norway and Spain recognise Palestine as an independent state…

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It has been announced this morning that Ireland, Spain and Norway will recognise the State of Palestine, effective from 28th May. From the Irish News: The Taoiseach said that “ideally” recognition of Palestine would have been taken as part of …

ItwasSammyMcNally

Nolan, or how Sinn Féin tried to shoot the messenger and missed…

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Let me declare an interest here… I like interviewers who ask hard questions and then repeat them until they get an answer.  Stephen Nolan is one such – as is Andrew Neil. Allegedly Andrew Neil is somewhat to the political …

Soapbox

Breathing New Life into Glenarm: A Council-Community Partnership Success Story…

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Deb Biddleston is a Northern English native who moved to NI 20 years ago We often see lots of criticism of local councils in news items, none more so than Mid & East Antrim, whose recent history has been fraught …

Dan McGinn

A Bit Shook Up

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To lose one beloved ‘Blue Lights’ character last year was unfortunate. But to lose two this time around would have been disastrous. (SPOILER ALERT) Yet this was the scenario ‘Blue Lights’ viewers were facing at the end of last week’s …

Brian O’Neill

Iran president Ebrahim Raisi and foreign minister dead in helicopter crash…

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Just what we need, more instability in the Middle East. From the BBC: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has been confirmed to have died following a helicopter crash in north-western Iran on Sunday, according to state media Foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian …

Brendan Heading

Is it time to give up on power sharing as a bad job ?

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A couple of weeks back I wrote about whether or not the time had come for Alliance to adopt a constitutional position (TL;DR – it hasn’t). As is typical of articles that touch on the constitutional issue, there were quite …

Brian O’Neill

Open sunday – politics free zone…

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In addition to our normal open Sunday, we have a politics-free post to give you all a break. So discuss what you like here, but no politics. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your …

Brian O’Neill

Open Sunday – discuss what you like…

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The idea for Open Sunday is to let you discuss what you like. Just two rules. Keep it civil and no man/woman playing. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email. Type your email… …

Michael Hehir

The Paradoxical LucidTalk Poll: Party Fortunes and Westminster Prospects…

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  Colum’s daring to hope again, Gavin’s nervous, Michelle’s wondering why, and Doug, Jim and Naomi all wear broad smiles, at least for the time it takes them to read the BT’s latest Lucid Talk poll. DUP: This is the …

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