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Northern Ireland... The dark ages

Yet again Northern Ireland are moving backwards in time rsther than forwards. For the fourth time the Stormont Assembly have rejected the Same Sex Marriage movement. 384 more words


County Antrim to Londonderry

One of the most beautiful day trips I have made was the one with Paddywagon Tours from Belfast in 2008. A bonus to the amazing landscape we encountered on the way was the fact that the tour guide was a very good storyteller. 374 more words



My stay in Belfast in 2008 was a short one (only 1.5 days), so I didn’t get many impressions of the city itself. There was one occurrence though that made quite an impression on me. 377 more words


Five of the best walks in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is full of challenging and scenic walks, with a choice of routes suitable for those of all abilities.  It’s hard to pick just five walks from everything Northern Ireland has to offer but we’ve managed to select a few of our favourites. 773 more words


Minister quits after saying children of gay couples are more likely to be abused or neglected

Northern Ireland’s health minister has quit days after claiming children from same sex relationships were more likely to be neglected or abused.

Jim Wells was asked to quit after causing outrage when he made his comments. 217 more words


from Ireland, 1960s


Urinals are strange places
where men stand
like itinerant sweet-peas
against temporary trellises
and fumble.

Men are lucky.
They can stand while they piss… 487 more words

Against Normality

A constructive Sinn Fein proposal to begin healing and reconciliation

I have been reading Uncomfortable Conversations, an interesting little book on reconciliation published by Sinn Fein earlier this month. It contains one rather good idea, but is also notable for what it leaves out. 1,258 more words