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Thanks for the memories Dinny but let’s look forward

The big news this week is the selection of Jerry Wallis as the new Antrim senior hurling manager.That he was picked over long serving Dinny Cahill at first glance seems like ingratitude in view of the vast amount of travel that Dinny had to make during his two spells in the job and some of the displays he managed to get from the squad in his time.

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The tale of the Black Widow

THE CONVICTION of Karen Walsh for the murder on Christmas Day 2008 of Newry pensioner Maire Rankin saw the tabloids go immediately on to automatic pilot.

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Wise old words

STEVEN King, the former adviser to David Trimble, has gone to ground after being confronted with accusations that key parts of his Irish Examiner columns had been lifted from articles on similar topics by a journalist working for the online magazine Spiked.

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Up from Cork to meet a hero of our wounded city

As part of the prep work for a new documentary commissioned by TG4 to mark the centenary of the Titanic launch, I spent the weekend trailing around after Ainle Ó Cairealláin, the talented young presenter of the planned hour-long programme, ‘An Chathair Ghonta’ (‘Wounded City’).

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The threat of the job

APPARENTLY Squinter’s old pal, the Sunday Independent columnist Eoghan Harris, received a death threat at the weekend. Well, he didn’t receive it – somebody answering the phone at O’Reilly Towers fielded it on his behalf.

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Moving out, moving on

DANDERING along the streets of the city with fat black clouds overhead about to burst, Squinter comes across this cautionary pictorial tale.He’s going to leave it to you to work out where this is, what’s going on here and who’s involved (or who used to be involved) – it’s not hard, there are a couple of big clues, although the squirrel logo is just plain confusing.

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