Choyaa

Choyaa: Something is fundamentally broken within Unionism…

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With the general election just days away, the timing couldn’t be worse for Unionism. Yet, considering the ongoing turbulence and disarray that has long plagued Unionist factions, it’s hard to envisage a time that would be any better. Facing an …

Andy Boal

The most fundamental rule of politics

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Elections are won by the party (or coalition of parties) which can attract the most support and agree a common programme.  This applies whether you have a two-party state or a multi-party state. Sinn Fein have faced this in the …

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 …

Michael Hehir

GE ’24: North Belfast Constituency Profile…

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This was the fourth most marginal Westminster constituency in Northern Ireland in 2019 when John Finucane (Sinn Féin) took the seat from the DUP’s Nigel Dodds with a majority of 1,943. Dodds had held the seat for 18 years. Before …

Michael Hehir

GE ’24: West Belfast Constituency Profile…

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This was the third safest Westminster constituency in Northern Ireland in 2019, with 14,672 votes separating the winner, Paul Maskey (SF), from his nearest challenger, Gerry Carroll (People Before Profit). Maskey held the seat since he first won it in …

Soapbox

Remembering Pride in Dublin over the years…

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David Moane is a retired 63-year old gay man living in Dublin who remembers gay life in Ireland going back to the late 1970s. Dublin is marking the 50th anniversary of its first Pride march in 1974, and there has …

Andy Pollak

Northern Ireland’s healthcare crisis: Does it point to Irish unification or closer cooperation?

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I was at the big Ireland’s Future rally in Belfast earlier this month. The line-up of speakers was impressively broad and sometimes not obviously nationalist: from former Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to former Alliance leader Lord John Alderdice, from the SDLP’s …

Michael Hehir

GE ’24: South Belfast and Mid Down Constituency Profile…

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This was the second safest Westminster constituency in Northern Ireland in 2019. Claire Hanna (SDLP) enjoyed a 15,401 majority over the second placed Emma Little-Pengelly (DUP) who had been the MP for two years. The constituency always returned a unionist …

Brian O’Neill

Calls for Biden to stand aside grow after terrible debate preformance…

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Two bald men fighting over a comb? Last night’s Presidential debate seemed to be a train wreck all around. You do wonder how, in a country of over 330 million people, this is the best they could come up with. …

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