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The Tánaiste’s a Stick

MICHAEL D Higgins, the man who seems to be the only thing capable of preventing Martin McGuinness taking the salute from the Irish army in the Phoenix Park come October 27, is of course the candidate of the Labour Party.

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Another little bit of normality peeks through

There is a gripping scene in Brick City, a HBO documentary about the inspirational young mayor of crisis-hit New Jersey city Newark, Cory Booker, in which a school principal berates pupils who condone a murderous gun attack on their classmates. “This is not normal,” he part-blasts, part-beseeches the sullen pupils.

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St Gall’s for 2011, Lámh Dhearg for the future

We now move into the climax of the local GAA season following a thrilling All-Ireland final on Sunday last and this week we will have the deciders of the Antrim Senior Football and Hurling Championships.

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At Croke Park it’s very much a case of the Maor the, ah, Perrier

The GAA have all but abandoned their name Cumann Lúthchleas Gael – the logo GAA is now emblazoned on all jerseys probably as a contribution to the new Ireland and an aid to Jim Wells’ army to spot members of ladies’ football teams collecting money. Where does all the money go, you might ask? But that’s another story entirely, one for a winter’s evening.

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Forget being cool, the geek shall inherit the earth

The other day a friend of mine texted to say she was reading an article ‘on a sci-fi convention being held in San Diego’ and it reminded her of me.

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Bright future ahead for Belfast hurling

Whilst our county camógs were fighting a valiant but losing battle in the All Ireland Intermediate final interest here at home saw the semi finals of the Antrim Senior Hurling Championship and the deciders of the Antrim Intermediate and Minor Hurling Championships.

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