6 October 2012
Which famous Dubliner would you name the new bridge over the Liffey after? Free article
3 October 2012
British National Party leader Nick Griffin MEP was invited onto Stephen Nolan's live BBC TV show after Griffin's weekend Twitter tirade against "Fenian bastards" Free article
12 September 2012
World Number One golfer Rory McIlroy – from Holywood in County Down – was quoted by the English Daily Mail as saying that he is “strongly leaning towards declaring for Team GB” rather than Ireland in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Free article
3 September 2012
FINE GAEL Health Minister James Reilly’s announcement of a further €130million in cuts to the healthcare budget by the end of the year has led to reports of divisions between the Government’s coalition partners in Labour. Do you agree with Fine Gael Minister Leo Varadkar’s claim that Labour Party TDs are just “posturing” and “throwing shapes” by publicly raising concerns about the cuts? Free article
22 August 2012
WIKILEAKS Editor Julian Assange has taken refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London since 19 June. He is fearful that if he returns to Sweden for questioning in relation to a rape and sexual assault investigation he may then be extradited to the USA to face espionage charges over the publication by WikiLeaks of secret White House and Pentagon communications. What do you think? Free article
26 July 2012
The Olympic Torch Relay has completed its journey in London. The Torch was carried through cities and towns across Ireland and Britain. Did you know that the modern Olympic Torch Relay event was only introduced by the Nazis for the 1936 Berlin Games? We want your views on whether or not it should be continued, given its origins. Free article
18 June 2012
The people of Greece have just held their second general election in a few months and public opinion is fairly evenly divided between those opposed to the current 'bailout' terms and those willing to accept it. Spain is also coming under increasing pressure on the financial markets with many analysts suggesting it is only a matter of time before the government in Madrid has to look for a 'bailout'. So what now for the single currency? Free article
What did Stephen Nolan having BNP leader Nick Griffin on his live BBC TV show achieve?
THE appearance of Nick Griffin MEP, leader of the neo-fascist British National Party, at the Orange Order's Ulster Covenant Centenary events at Stormont on Saturday provoked criticism on Twitter.
Griffin responded on Twitter at the start of a diatribe over several days that led to complaints to the PSNI under race-hate laws:
“So Ulster pics have upset my republican stalkers. Tell you what, the bodhran can’t match the lambeg, you Fenian bastards.”
Stephen Nolan invited an unrepentant Griffin on the show to defend his comments.
Total votes: 261
- Gave the BNP a platform even if Griffin is an idiot: 81 (31%)
- Helped expose Nick Griffin as an idiot: 93 (35.6%)
- Both: 87 (33.3%)