Tag: Northern Ireland

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Adding insult to injury…

The Iris Robinson saga continues. As her husband recuses himself form the office of First Minister of Northern Ireland while a (semi) independent investigation is carried out, further details have emerged about the extent of her cheating. According to today's Sunday Tribune: Meanwhile, it emerged this weekend that Iris Robinson also had an affair with ...

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Iris Robinson: You couldn’t make it up

Just when you thought (hoped?) Iris Robinson was going to fade away into the political history books, up she pops again. And this time, she's taking the soap opera prima donna behaviour to new levels. It turns out that not only was the vile old trout having an affair behind her hubbie's back, she tried ...

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Iris Robinson stepping down… at last!

Iris Robinson came to the attention of the mainstream during the summer of 2008, when she compared homosexuality to paedophilia. For those of you unschooled in the intricacies of Northern Ireland politics, Robinson is the wife of Peter Robinson, First Minister of Northern Ireland. She's also a member of the legislative assembly in her own ...

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Visiting Ireland?

Then you'll need this handy guide, courtesy of the Irish News from Northern Ireland. It serves as a brief guide to modern Ireland, North and South. My favourite quotes: Ireland is an island to the west of Britain, but Northern Ireland is just off the mainland – not the Irish mainland, the British mainland. (Look, ...

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Iris Robinson: It’s not over

You may recall from previous posts (here, here and here) that I've been following the saga of Iris Robinson's views on "the gays". Well, I'm not alone. The Police Service of Northern Ireland have referred her case to the Public Prosecution Service. A quick recap, courtesy of the Irish Times: The comments were made last ...

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Does Gordon need a geography lesson?

Gordon Brown (British PM, for those of you reading from abroad) has an opinion piece in this morning's Telegraph. You can read the full article here. It's all about how great the Union is and how secessionists in Scotland and Wales would, given the chance, tear the Union asunder and burn down our houses (I added that ...