The Northern Ireland Team that Nearly Was


With France 2016 within Northern Ireland’s fingertips it seems like a good idea to reflect on the past. Continue reading “The Northern Ireland Team that Nearly Was”

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Northern Ireland vs England 10 Years on (Extended Version)


Where are you from? (A wee bit of cliché NI politics)


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Where are you from? (A wee bit of cliché NI politics)

Arriving at Uni on my first day 10 years ago, I met lots of great people. People who may have lived in the same town as me for years but due to labeling at birth we were sent on different paths and mixed in different circles. Continue reading “Where are you from? (A wee bit of cliché NI politics)”

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I can’t believe he’s Northern Irish (18 Celebrities With Links To Northern Ireland)


For such a small country Northern Ireland definitely makes a big noise.

With Game of Thrones being filmed here as well as prominent actors such as Liam Neeson, Jamie Dornan and James Nesbitt doing their bit in Hollywood, NI is being mentioned in more positive tones around the world.

That’s all the obvious stuff out of the way, so here’s a list (extended) of celebrities with lesser known links to our wee country… Continue reading “I can’t believe he’s Northern Irish (18 Celebrities With Links To Northern Ireland)”

7 Inventions Which You Didn’t Know Have Their Roots In Northern Ireland/Occupied 6 Counties


The next time you are in a pub or country club on your travels around the world getting slagged because you are from Ahoghill and you can’t say ‘Power Shower’ properly fear not. Before today most people from Northern Ireland hyped up how we built the Titanic or how good Van Morrison is when backed into a corner in a desperate attempt to prove that Ulster has contributed positively to society. While England can boast about cricket and the language we all speak, Scotland can talk about the flushing toilet and Wales can talk about Carol Voderman , fear not, because I’ve provided you with a new list of reference points when discussing NI’s global relevance.

Here are 7 inventions which you (probably) didn’t know have their roots in Northern Ireland…

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