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Light the lights

  I WANTED to write a full column about blue Christmas lights and how sad they make me. I thought I could tie it to a column about Christmas decorations going up far too early. And about Christmas decorations coming down too early. Except that seems like a very unimportant topic to write about. It’s […]

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Dembele to fire Celtic to cup glory

The PG continued it’s winning run last weekend when we delivered another knockout blow to the bookies with a 25/1 winning acca. The winning didn’t stop there with a 11/1 double also banked in the draw trixie so another profitable weekend for our online followers and readers. We start with the weekend racing. The Hennessy Gold […]

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North heading for a nuclear disaster

  Arlene Foster is a conflicted woman. I don’t mean that she isn’t interested in conflict – as leader of the DUP, Conflict is her middle name. Her predecessors took a similar line. Ian Paisley promoted conflict with the same zeal he brought to denouncing the Catholic faith; and who could forget Peter Robinson’s remarks […]

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Keeping your eyes peeled for a special winter visitor

WHEN most people are throwing another sod of turf on the fire and wrapping themselves in extra-thick jumpers, our whitewashed hills cast a magnetic-like spell on Dúlra. They’ll call him like a homing pigeon and he’ll find himself slipping on the waterboots, grabbing the walking stick and binoculars and heading to places others find inhospitable. […]

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UK impunity 101

LAST November I was privileged to travel to London with my colleagues from Relatives for Justice (RFJ), RFJ USA, the Committee on the Administration of Justice, the Pat Finucane Centre, Rights Watch UK and Amnesty International to meet the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparations and non-recurrence, Pablo De Greiff. […]

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McClean withstands peer-pressure

  ANOTHER year, another poppyfest put to bed. As with so many other things, poppy-wearing and Remembrance Sunday came to us, largely, through the lens of television. Not for the first time James McClean was a focal point. Given the general acceptance in the Premier League that all players’ shirts should be emblazoned with the […]

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