Would it have changed the course of events in NI?

December 29, 2007

Christmas can be slow enough and, as the turkey emulsifies into excess fat to be sweated off in the gym after New Year’s resolutions, you turn to thinking about the events of the ending year and, in my case, that means checking out old news stories as I toss the trash from my email box.

And so I came upon this…. story from the BBC:BBC Picture Stormont discussed Paisley arrest which says:-

Secret Public Record Office files from 1977 show senior Stormont officials believed Ian Paisley was associated with loyalist paramilitaries.

The remarks made by the officials reveal they considered arresting the now first minister for conspiracy.

Whoa…. I wonder if Read the rest of this entry »

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Earth to Earth….dust to dust.

September 21, 2007

It’s funny how the mind works some days, isn’t it? For instance, I had occasion to spend a couple of hours yesterday in Dromore, County Tyrone. I have been there many times but I’m always traveling through and I’ve just never taken the time to pause. But yesterday I got out of the car and had a wee wander. I highly recommend getting out of the car – it’s amazing what you find!

I came across this scene:-

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It turns out that Read the rest of this entry »