Monday, August 28, 2006

The End

N. Irish Magyar is two years old this week and this is my 990th and last post.

Reasons for pulling the plug?

Well, if I wanted to be dramatic, I’d say that I’d received a death threat from a Daily Ireland readin’, Hezbullah supportin’, Scouser or that Ms Magyar had threatened me with the rolling-pin if I continue to pound away at the keyboard at the three in the morning.
But I would be telling

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Saturday, August 26, 2006

That's Enough

Anima Sound System feat. Asian Dub Foundation - Elég volt
Anima Sound System are my favourite Hungarian group. They are good tunesters but also preaching an anti-racism message which has only started to filter through to the mainstream here in the last few years.

Most of the lyrics are in English, the only bit in Hungarian translates as "F**k our racists! That's 'nuff"

If you're a regular

Friday, August 25, 2006

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Maybe We're Not Such Bad Guys After All?

I always think it is a bit meaningless when a football supporter of any particuliar team informs us how he and his fellow fans are "the best supporters in the world" or so much less racist, sectarian, violent, alcoholic than those which follow their rivals. Really, self praise is no praise is it?

This is interesting news:

"The Amalgamation of Northern Ireland Supporters' Clubs has been given a

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Missing a Link

In 1964, in a letter to John Montague, the Ulster poet John Hewitt said:

"I always maintained that our loyalties had an order to Ulster, to Ireland, to the British Archipelago, to Europe; and that anyone who skipped a step or missed a link falsified the total. The Unionists missed out Ireland: the Northern Nationalists (The Green Tories) couldn't see the Ulster under their feet; the Republicans