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Straight talking from the Mail

SQUINTER hates to say it, but the Daily Mail doesn’t always get it wrong.You may remember they led the campaign to stop the EC from outlawing bendy

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A legal gift from Ireland

A NEW and thoroughgoing report on our courts and legal systems, and a lot of changes in them are long overdue. For those unfortunate enough to have to visit the courts, much of their indignation is about the length of time it takes to bring a person to trial

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The writings and rebellions of a St Malachy’s old boy

Joseph Campbell, a poet, playwright, patriot and artist was the man behind the words to the famous My Lagan Love.Joseph went to St Malachy’s College and in 1892 in the Intermediate Examination he won an exhibition, £20 and a cup. The following year his poem “The Road Makers” was published.

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Silence in the court

AFTER half an hour in McSorley’s Tavern in Clogher on Friday afternoon as the designated driver, Squinter gets bored (oh, alright then, jealous) of the raucously happy conversation, sets down his fizzy water and goes for a bit of a dander.

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Five-a-day? Get it down your neck!

THERE aren’t many primary schools which allow their children to bring canned fizzy drinks to school with them for lunch or break. The Big Guy, like most kids his age, brings a still soft drink, or sometimes water. Although, as a dentist pointed out, you need to be careful as some still juices contain as much sugar as the infamous canned mouth-rotters they’re supposed to replace.

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How Belfast-Nashville can become a real sister act

I HAD an opportunity to meet with a high-powered delegation from Vanderbilt University in our sister city of Nashville, Tennessee in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour this week and got to discuss the city’s contribution to the civil rights struggle in the US.

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