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Stormount 147 isn’t that common

DURING a radio debate last week ahead of the DUP conference, a caller did what’s called the local politics 147 – he referred to both Stormount and Westminister in the same sentence.

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Hands off our St Mary’s

Department of Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry has been taking aim at West Belfast’s greatest asset, St Mary’s University College, with his talk of amalgamating all teacher training education on one site.

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‘Big House’ attitude scorns the workers

The different approach of nationalists and unionists to the public service workers’ strike yesterday reveals that the political divisions in our land go way beyond Orange and Green.

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Lights, camera, inaction: Poverty policy is required

15 minutes of fame beckons for Belfast City Fathers and Mothers tonight (Thursday) when the screening of our monthly meetings goes live – I believe they’ve already branded the show ‘YouTubes’.

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His ideas were revolutionary

People are shocked when you say Jesus Christ was one of the greatest revolutionaries the world ever knew. At Christmas we are all ringing bells and singing and, if we can manage the money, feasting. But that is not what he was about.

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Ulster at the radio crossroads

Sometimes radio can simply suck your breath away – leave you gasping on over breakfast or in the car. I’ve had two such moments already today; at this rate I’ll be hyperventilating by tea-time.

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