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Sinn Fein Rejects Sinead.

Sinn Féin have told Sinéad O’Connor that she would be more useful “working alongside” them, while rejecting her application for membership, according to the singer. Sinead,who applied to join the party in October, had only last week publicly stated that

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On the Run Inquiry. Blair’s spinning will not weave the truth.

Tony Blair is a consummate politician.  The former lawyer and Prime Minister used to dishing out sound bites and talking up the peace process here, found himself in front of the On the Run Inquiry earlier today. He looked uncomfortable,

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Ann Allan – My Round Up of 2014

Now that we are a few days into 2015 and all the Christmas decos are down I thought I’d have a look back at 2014. This was the year when I discovered I had one leg shorter than the other,

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Aine Mc Grath – NI is no place to be gay.

There’s nothing that goes down a storm in Northern Ireland quite like an all-out political ding-dong on the airwaves. Day and daily we can rely on our local broadcast media to provide a platform for people of all stripes to

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Anne Harris’ piece for Sunday Independent

A piece of note tonight,  an observation on feminism,  ‘The Kerry Babies’ and the Mairia Cahill story written beautifully by Anne Harris in her last column for the Sunday Independent. ‘Freedom that lies at the heart of feminism is still

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Ann Allan : 1966

In August 1966 I returned from my exchange holiday in France. The exchange bit hadn’t really sunk in until I got home. I guess I hadn’t really thought it through but soon realised that it was up to me to

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Mairia Cahill : Virtual bullies and the cruelty streak.

Remember the school playground?  All the little cliques of children, forming their way in the world, learning through interaction with others what was socially acceptable, and what wasn’t. Most grew up to be rounded individuals, contributing something useful to society

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Sarah Lucas : I believe Ched Evans.

When I was about 23, I met a guy called Wesley in a nightclub. We chatted for a while and he invited me back to his. He was texting someone on the way home, but I was drunk and thought

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Tina Calder : To work, or not to work…

I recently read a parenting column online from someone considered quite radical in their thinkings. And while I didn’t agree with their parenting style I have to admit I was intrigued by their openness, honesty and sheer passion about their

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Ann Allan – My Thoughts On Open Government Network NI Launch

Have you ever wondered why our politicians make certain decisions?  Have you ever asked yourself if they have taken into account the wishes of those who elected them? Is there a mechanism to find out what the various parliamentary committees

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