Posts by adminphil

The long shadow of Maggie Thatcher

THE statues debate is back after a 10ft tall tribute to Margaret Thatcher was attacked within hours of going on...

What is Vanity Publishing?

I’m reminded by someone who is considering the self-publishing route to get their book published, that they have heard ‘vanity...

The paradox of power in the north

THE Northern Ireland Assembly elections revealed nationalism has unified around Sinn Féin and unionism is hopelessly divided. The big winner...

Time warp at O’Neill’s crossroads

THE people of Northern Ireland go to the polls on May 5 in what is widely seen as the most...

Potter’s visionary eye

FRED Potter, editor of the Skibbereen Eagle in 1898, penned Ireland’s most famous comment on Russian territorial ambitions. “The Eagle...

Better Self-Publishing

On a recent walk past the ‘Hugging Tree’ (a favourite walk in my local park), I reflected on the time...

The old Orange card

NORTHERN Ireland’s power-sharing Government, created by the Good Friday Agreement, has collapsed for the third time in its 24 year...

The Ulster Aviation Tonka

Since childhood, as an avid reader of the Biggles books by W E Johns and builder of numerous model aircraft...

A coming of age for the arts

KEN Branagh’s motion picture Belfast, released in the UK on January 21, won Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes and...

A glass of cheer for the grim New Year

IT is a tradition on this island, even in these grim times, to raise a glass of cheer with friends...

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