Talking of Kilrea, I gave blood on the 13th and was late getting in. The place was empty, only 1 person in front of me and I was called straight through. Never thought before how the Blood Service must be seriously under pressure over the 12th.
The larger roof ladder that was sent for to Derry City was actually to carry out a search of the roof as the orange men suggested there might have been an attempt to set fire to it.
In the end, after some suggestion that many ''brethren'' were on their way, a couple of geezers in sashes showed up and dispersed most of the crowd allowing the cops to affect the arrest and search the roof.
Do you think would an orange man accept a transfusion of ''fenian blood?''
Not content with Pope, Catholic and Republican bashing it appears Loyalists have now included the Polish community in their annual displays of blind hatred. Well, it is afterall part of their culture is'nt it?
Quote...The Polish Association of Northern Ireland has called for action after Poland flags were burned in several locations across Belfast on 11 July.
They have described the burning of the flags as "racist intimidation" of the Polish community.unquote http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-18895671
Welcome to the jungle.
The discrimination continues, I received an email today from one Nathaniel Hotblood who was offering me a range of sexual improvement tablets and balms. Despite legislation to put a stop to this sort of thing, Nate's email was entitled,
'Extra Discount for Loyal Orders'.
I jest you not.
Ardoyne 12th July, someone lets loose with an AK47.....
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrtKwoJ1nzg"]Ardoyne Republican Gunman Fire On PSNI - YouTube[/ame]
In a well planned and politically supported move, everyone involved gave the PC and locals a huge F... You! Every band played as loud and hard as they could as the passed the Catholic Church and the YCV also joined in.
The cops reminded them they were contravening the ruling by loudspeaker before turning their shields and batons on the protesting Nationalists.
Nothing ever changes.
The cops say they will look at bringing to book those involved. Won't hold breath on that score.
The ever-responsible MP for the area, Nigel Dodds, supported the bands saying they had been restricted too often.
*Awaits arrests and prosecution of Nationalists*
Interesting to hear that the Royal Black Institution apologise for any offence caused during it's parade past St. Patrick's RC Church in Belfast recently.
The Orange Order followed suit by announcing it's withdrawal of a feeder parade past Ardoyne on the morning of a massive centenary parade in Belfast.
The Orange Order are also involved in ''Quiet talks'' over parading issues.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-19523587
Does this herald a wising up this ''silly season?''
As yet, no comment from the UVF who share this centenary year.