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19 May 2015
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Ashers and Bad Advice

I was going to do a longer post about the cake thing but I think for now I’ll summarise with a few choice things I’ve observed today. I never held any particular ill will towards the Ashers owners but strongly disagreed with their position. Today, looking over the whole thing, I was stuck by a […]

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27 February 2014
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Solution to the Flag Protests in NI

Change the Union Flag to one of these, and the flag protests will be over instantly; not even the die-hards would want these flying from their buildings!

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9 January 2013
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Northern Ireland and Flags – Past In Flames

Past in Flames is a Magic the Gathering card. A pretty awesome one. Really, I like the name; it conjures up all sorts of images in my head, fiery spells and igniting thoughts.

Right now, the other image that comes to my mind is; Northern Ireland is the past in flames. People, so enraged by a past, by ancestors that don’t matter, that they burn the present.

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11 July 2012
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Northern Irish Identity

Some of you may be familiar with the date. 11th July. Every year. That’s tonight, by the way.

A night where people go crazier than usual, where bonfires spring up and police are on patrol. And on this ‘special’ night, I wanted to share a post from my friend, Chris Geddis, on national identity in ‘Our Wee Country’…

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