Brian O’Neill

GAA president Jarlath Burns says Casement will not host Euros…

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The Casement Park debacle continues. The project’s great hope was hosting games for Euro 2028, but now it looks like that will not happen. From Colm Keys in the BelTel: GAA president Jarlath Burns is resigned to the prospect of …

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First thoughts on Sinn Féin’s disastrous election

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David Moane is retired, lives in Dublin and takes an active interest in Southern politics. Here he shares his thoughts on the lessons that need to be learned by Sinn Féin after their disappointing performance in the recent elections. The …

Michael Hehir

Upper Bann Constituency Profile – GE’24

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This was the eighth safest Westminster constituency in Northern Ireland in 2019, with 8,210 votes separating the winner, Carla Lockhart (DUP) from Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd. The seat was created in 1983 and has always returned a unionist. The changes …

Brian O’Neill

Trump jumps the shark…

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Stop what you are doing and take 1 minute 25 seconds to listen to Trump’s speech involving boats, batteries and sharks. Trump: So I said, let me ask you a question and he said, nobody ever asked this question and …

Brian O’Neill

Frost in June? Our increasingly weird weather…

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To say it is a bit nippy for June is an understatement. The past week or two, it has been feckin’ freezing at times, with a wind that would cut you. I noticed on the Beltel weather report it said: …

Brian O’Neill

Nigel Farage rides two Unionist horses…

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It was a bit of an embarrassment for the DUP, as their buddies in the Reform Party decided to form an alliance with their rival Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV). But now Nigel Farage has told the Press Association he would …

Michael Hehir

GE ’24: West Tyrone Constituency Profile…

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This Westminster constituency gave Órfhlaith Begley (Sinn Féin) a majority of 7,478 votes over Thomas Buchanan (DUP). The constituency was created in 1997 and has been in nationalist hands since 2001. Begley was originally elected in a by-election in 2018. …

Brian O’Neill

A resurgent Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil stop the Sinn Féin advance…

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From RTÉ News: More than 86% of the seats have been filled as the counting continues across the country in local elections, with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael leading the way. They remain the dominant parties in local government as …

Brian O’Neill

Open Sunday – discuss what you like…

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The idea for Open Sunday is to let you discuss what you like. Just two rules. Keep it civil and no man/woman playing. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email. Type your email… …

Brian O’Neill

Open sunday – politics free zone…

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In addition to our normal open Sunday, we have a politics-free post to give you all a break. So discuss what you like here, but no politics. Discover more from Slugger O'Toole Subscribe to get the latest posts to your …

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