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Sun Column August 11th 2016

by Jake on August 11, 2016

IF I were to describe myself as anything it would be a Celt.

Long before there was Catholic or Protestant, long before even Ireland or England were heard of, my people roamed this land.

My family’s Irish name is O’Cahan, and our roots lie in and around the town of Dungiven in Co Derry.

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Sun Column July 28th 2016

by Jake on July 24, 2016

BELIEVE me when I say that — up The big difference between those young class to set standards for us which they until last weekend — I have never consciously thought about the sexual practices of our elected politicians.

Indeed, to even consider that some of them have sex is so unsettling as to induce nausea.

But seemingly MLAs do have a sex life — and in the case of UUP MLA Ross Hussey, below, it appears that involves posting images of his genitals onto web- sites with the aim of having anonymous sex with strangers.

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Sun Column July 14th 2016

July 14, 2016

What in the name of good God have you done? And I’m not talking about the Twelfth (not yet, anyway). Or Theresa May or thingie Leadsom (but I will). No, I mean Brexit. Now the dust has settled, we know this is going to go on for years. I wasn’t in favour of an exit, […]

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Sun Column May 5th 2016

May 5, 2016

I CALL Gerry Adams the Great Leader as the North Koreans have already copy- righted the title Glorious Leader. And thank God our Great Leader said what he said. It’s about time some- body spoke out on the secret we all know but never mention – yes, nationalists are officially the most oppressed people ever.

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Sun Column April 21st 2016

April 21, 2016

GOOD morning, you mug. Yes, I’m talking to you. Don’t you feel like a mug? Well, you should, and I sure as hell do. You’re probably like me, one of the 99 per cent who pay all our taxes and, if self- employed, even pay penal- ties if we’re a bit late getting them in. […]

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Sun Column April 7th 2016

April 7, 2016

I WAS out for a walk with the family along the Lagan Tow Path last Sunday when my six-year-old daughter pointed at what she said was a mouse on the riverbank. We all went over to have a closer look at the ‘mouse’ only to discover it was a rat the size of a small […]

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Sun Column February 11th 2016

February 11, 2016

THE decision of the Ulster Univer- sity to move most of its operation into Belfast combined with the greater demand for places at Queens means that there’s a des- perate need for new student accommodation in the city. After a green light to a number of developments around the new Ulster University campus, Queens this […]

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Sun Column January 28th 2016

January 28, 2016

DESPITE the price of oil falling to a level not seen in decades, greedy energy providers refuse to pass on savings to their cus- tomers, once again proving the need for stronger government regulation. The excuse proffered by the energy sector — that they need to retain savings to pay for much needed infrastructure improvements […]

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Sun Column January 14th 2016

January 14, 2016

SO how are those New Year res- olutions coming along? By now, the vast majority will have once again accepted defeat and taken back to the bottle or chocolate. Some of you are even more damned, in that you will have taken out a gym member- ship you’ll never use. I once calculated how much […]

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Sun Column December 10th 2015

December 10, 2015

WHEN initially contacted to appear on Simon Reeve’s two-part documentary about Ireland, I refused. I explained I was sick of English documentary mak- ers coming over and doing exploitative programmes that only showed the nega- tive side of life here. I was promised this was going to be different. Against my better judgement and gut […]

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