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Southerners should think onion before voting

When my ex-children want – no, when my ex-children hope – to embarrass me they haul out the photo albums and show our wedding pictures.

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Suddenly Dublin is interesting

OF course, BBC Ulster’s coverage of the Irish Presidential election (that’s the Irish Presidential election, just so’s you can distinguish it from the Azerbaijani Presidential election) should be non-existent, should consistency play any part in matters.

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The key to the mystery

THEY’RE falling out with each other in Lisburn for some strange reason – and graffiti insults and death threats are flying.

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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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