Michael Palmer

In Reply to Choyaa: The UUP Has a Future…

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I read Choyaa’s article entitled ‘Should the UUP just quit rather than have the slow decline?’ published on Slugger O’Toole on 24th May 2024. As someone who had quit the party after a decade of service in May 2023, I …

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 …

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… …

Ciaran Ward

BOOK REVIEW: TOM JOAD & ME BY OWEN O’NEILL…

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  Tom Joad and Me is the debut novel from veteran comedian, poet, playwright, occasional actor and Cookstown native Owen O’Neill. Set in the early to mid-1970s the novel is narrated by young Emmett McCrudden who flees his violent alcoholic …

Frank Schnittger

Leinster 33 Connacht 7; Munster 29 Ulster 24

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Leinster 33 Connacht 7 Not surprisingly, after a 100 minute marathon against Toulouse 6 days ago, Leo Cullen made 14 changes to his starting XV, retaining only Osborne at 13 instead of 12. Osborne may relish the opportunity to have …

Brian O’Neill

Trump convicted on all 34 counts…

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From the BBC: Donald Trump has hit out after being convicted on all 34 counts of falsifying business records in his historic criminal trial in New York Trump’s called the verdict a “disgrace” and attacked Judge Merchan, who presided over …

Slugger Team

Gavin Robinson criticises deal negotiated by Gavin Robinson…

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The BBC’s Enda McClafferty today reports on DUP leader Gavin Robinson criticising the deal negotiated by his predecessor and his predecessor’s protegé…one Gavin Robinson. As Enda reports here … ” Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Gavin Robinson has accepted his …

Brian O’Neill

Join us for the Big Slugger Punt Election Event on 2nd July!

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You may have noticed there is an election, and it is quite an important one. After 14 years of Conservative rule, the Labour Party looks likely to get back into power. Locally, there are several seats to watch. Will Naomi …

Brian O’Neill

When is an election pact not an election pact?

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The Unionist parties have recently been scrutinised over calls for a Unionist election pact. On the Nationalist and Alliance side, there are no public pacts, but Sinn Féin just happened to have decided not to run in East Belfast, North …

Alan Meban (Alan in Belfast)

VIDEO: Sunningdale Agreement 50 Years On

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Brian Faulkner resigned as chief executive of the short-lived Northern Ireland Executive, and the Sunningdale Agreement collapsed on 28 May 1974. You can now watch back a series of panel discussions that were held in Ulster University to look back …

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