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5 November 2009 Edition

The Mary Nelis Column

5 November 2009

DID anyone notice last week that when Peter Robinson stood up to address the British House of Commons, the chamber emptied, except for some members of the DUP? And even they looked as if they couldn't wait to get out. The British Government recognises greed when it sees it and unionist greed is continually turning up at Number10 as an irksome reminder to Gordon Brown that he has been left to sort out a problem that Blair was happy to abandon. Free article

Another View by Eoin Ó Broin

5 November 2009

Sherlock up to? Last weekend's Sunday Tribune claimed that the Cork East TD had "launched a scathing attack on the unions' plan for days of protest and strike action". A former SIPTU employee, Sherlock told the Tribune that he is "vehemently opposed" to union plans for protest action, arguing that it would be "an affront to anybody who does not have a job and is struggling". Free article


5 November 2009

SO ME and the apolitical flatmate are on our way out of Starbucks (yes, Starbucks - I like the muffins) in Dublin last Saturday afternoon. We'd been shopping, we're high on caffeine and full of muffinly goodness. All is well with the world and I'm only delighted to hold the door open for the young girl struggling in through the entrance with her hands full of Marks & Spencers bags. Ma Carney raised me well. Free article

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More than a game BY MATT TREACY

5 November 2009

DONAL ÓG CUSACK'S admission (if that is the correct term to employ) regarding his being gay has caused a great deal of interest, some of it prurient but much of it sympathetic and focused on the whole issue of GAA players' sexuality. It has also given rise to a plethora of jokes, some funny, some just abusive but overall the balance of sympathy seems to lie with the Cork man. Free article

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