Monday, August 23

About those dissident Irish Republican groups.....

I've read that the role of the newspaper industry is to be the watchdog of the community, this mornings Irish News fulfills that role very well.  It's a special edition and its theme is no to the various dissident republican groups out there.

In particular Allison Morrison has interviewed ONH army council representative. The article can be read here. There is also a great discussion by John Mooney the journalist who wrote Black Operations and is an expert on terrorism, on the Nolan show this morning. That discussion is an hour in and can be found here for the next seven days.

Friday, August 13

The Plough and the Stars - video from Abbey Theatre Dublin.

Video below the fold.

Wednesday, August 4

On west Belfast talks back

I was at the west Belfast talks back this evening, which was very well attended. It had a great panel and an audience that wasn't afraid to speak out and hold politicians to account. I admired Ian Paisley junior for coming in to such a nationalist strong hold and putting his views forward. On most questions he was forcefull and articulate.  There was some cracking comedy from a member of the hole in the wall gang who read out a message sent to the festival from Red Hand Luke. More on that later, for now heres Barry McElduff on the topic of victims.