The Donaghadee melt down is great reading
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Quote from: J70 on July 21, 2023, 04:21:50 PMOr on this day 54 years ago the biggest con ever staged happened.
Apollo 11 moon landing 54 years yesterday
Quote from: full moon on July 07, 2023, 09:24:03 PMAnd Richhill would be quite an affluent village, a lot of police officers and solicitors/barristers live in it.Quote from: general_lee on July 07, 2023, 04:39:51 PMQuote from: Duine Inteacht Eile on July 07, 2023, 03:37:40 PMYeah some places in Armagh are ferociously anti-Irish/Catholic. The area stretching from Portadown-Armagh-Markethill-Tandragee is fairly staunch.Quote from: armaghniac on July 07, 2023, 03:24:08 PMDon't be fooled. Let's remember that those singing about Michaela McAreavey in that band hall were not from Belfast's slums but indeed from God fearing South Derry.Quote from: full moon on July 07, 2023, 02:26:31 PM
Do Alliance members/voters engage in the Order Order parades and stuff anymore? Or Ulster Rugby type followers. Much of it seems more loyalist and working class in nature?
The OO is different in character in country parts and in Belfast. In many country parts a few oul fellows get together a few times a year and in most cases do not cause any great trouble to anyone, not least because they have to live there all year round. in Belfast it lets the sectarian slums take over the main streets, but the educated classes have less and less to do with it.
There is a village called Richhill it's a stop on the Belfast-Cavan/Monaghan bus route. It's in that area I think?
It seemed like a staunch loyalist enclave, there was UVF flags on main Street I think and Soldier F. Not a place that seemed like stopping for a pint in lol
Quote from: armaghniac on July 07, 2023, 07:13:21 PMQuote from: imtommygunn on July 07, 2023, 05:26:00 PM
The Gaa social episode with Brian canavan was very interesting. He talked a lot about this and the cross community relationships in his community. What you say is like what he says. It varies greatly from place to place. I imagine all it takes is a few eejits on either side to sour these relations.
I was thinking of that in my example, and previous comment by Tony Fearon, Presumably if there was a non confrontational approach in the local lodge then that is reflected in their leadership over time, a son takes over from his father on the committee or whatever. You'd have some places in Fermanagh with civil relations and while the likes of Kilkeel is not good, there could be other places in South Down where this was not the case.
Quote from: Itchy on June 23, 2023, 12:17:16 PM
Dee Forbes, director general of RTE, was suspended by the board of RTE last Wednesday. We can only presume it's because of these payments. Unbelievable stuff really. Tubridy is now finished as a tv personality, his only hope is to join FF and run for office.