Royal British Legion

London’s attitude to the veterans of armed forces, many of whom are in Northern Ireland, is appalling. The author has experienced problems with the Belfast Head Office as well.  In London, it appears that Northern Ireland veterans are treated with contempt and as second class citizens. I  had an unfortunate experience with the Royal BritishContinue reading “Royal British Legion”

“No tears in the reader, no tears in the writer.

No surprises in the writer, no surprises in the reader – Robert Frost I first wrote this article for the Inkslingers writing group at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin.  It went down a storm, and caused much discussion in the pub. “Shocking!  Just shocking! Putin rigs US election, Chile, Iraq, Haiti, Libya, Bay ofContinue reading ““No tears in the reader, no tears in the writer.”

The Media and Democracy why Journalism Matters!

The Media and Democracy why Journalism Matters! Copyright © Kevin Cooper Photoline NUJ: OnUnited Nations World Press Freedom Day 2019 the Belfast and District Branch of the National Union of Journalists, and the United Nations Association of Northern Ireland held a joint seminar The Media and Democracy – why journalism matters! The seminar dedicated toContinue reading “The Media and Democracy why Journalism Matters!”

Should we fear the algorithm

Last evening (1st May 2019) I attended a very inspirational event at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin around creative writing and artificial intelligence. I knew most of what they were talking about, but it was amazing to hear it from the real experts in both the creative writing field and IT. When I didContinue reading “Should we fear the algorithm”


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