northern ireland

  1. SurviveToFight

    Witnessing the End of an Era

    Regardless of my feelings about the man (and, for the record, I consider him to be an epic balloon), watching Trump leaving the White House for the last time made me feel a little melancholy. When I thought about this over a lock-down whisky, I realised that I've felt the same way on almost...
  2. S

    Coffee, Cake and Combat Stress - fundraising awareness event in Belfast 23rd and 24th October

    Hope it's ok to post here. I work for Combat Stress, the veterans' mental health charity. Following on the events we've held in England we're now heading to Belfast in October. These are fundraising awareness events where a veteran will talk about his experience of mental health issues and...
  3. JINGO

    Undertow.

    From the opening paragraphs the authors wonderful, descriptive prose sets an all to familiar scene to those of us that have trotted the bogs and borderlands of this divided Country. The author uses his words to paint the sometimes desolate, lonely, but always beautiful setting of this crime...
  4. Gleeses

    Flights back home - what am I entitled to?

    Perhaps a clerk or someone in the same situation can answer this... For leave I'm looking to return home to NI. Now, I know for English soldiers serving in the province, they're entitled to X amount of travel allowance to return to England. The same can't be said for a soldier from NI serving...
  5. guzzijon

    Two Paratroopers Charged with 1972 Murder.

    Well, it was kind of inevitable I suppose but it seems that two paratroopers who allegedly shot Joe McCann as he fled from the RUC in 1972 have been charged. Ex-para who may face court over IRA man's death slams justice system - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Shame our wonderful politicians didn't...
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