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1916 centenary year full of so many great events

  AS WE head to the final quarter of 2016, I have to say I’ve always felt that a year only starts when St Brigid’s Day has come, and it has all but ended when the All-Ireland football final has been played. I think it’s worth reflecting how successful the celebration of the centenary of […]

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Following the leader with the media

  IF there’s one thing unionist politicians enjoy doing, it’s telling republicans who should represent them (republicans, that is). We got a lot of this during the years when the Orange Order thought that it had an unfettered right to march where it chose: if there was to be any discussion with residents about this […]

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No change

  CONTEMPT. That is only word to describe what the Ballymurphy families have been handed by the state since 1971. The same word applies to all families bereaved as a result of state actions or where families are vocal about the collusion in the killings of their loved ones by state proxies. Contempt when agents […]

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Benevolence? No, thanks…

  LAST Friday the new British Secretary of State James Brokenshire said he was thinking about a way forward on the matter of how to deal with the past. He made the speech at Oxford University at a British Irish Association dinner where the great and the good are brought together once a year to […]

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Throwback to the past might just refocus unionist minds

  WHY did those who voted for the Good Friday Agreement do so? The short answer is we don’t know. Nobody can see inside another person’s head, and even if they tell you their reasons for doing something, they may not be telling the truth. But there are a number of reasons that probably featured […]

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Seasons greetings

  THOSE are snowflakes on the Kit Kats in the vending machines in the Andytown News kitchen, right? While it’s not exactly Santa with a Robin on his head sitting beside a blazing fire drinking egg-nog, it’s still a symbol of Christmas – Nestlé probably thinking that even for chocolate manufacturers,who make their hay not […]

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