Belfast Rapid Transport has named a stop on the Albertbridge Road as ‘Short Strand’. A local DUP MP, Emma Little Pengally said the name “does not reflect either the area or the history of the area in which the stop is situated” and was “clearly not a Short Strand stop”.
Colm Dore writes:
Amid other matters, like the north east of Ireland being taken out of the EU against the will of the people there, why would the DUP Westminster MP for South Belfast take this interest in the naming of a bus stop in east Belfast?
The name refers to one of the city’s oldest communities. Coincidentally, it is a nationalist community….
DUP MP’s Short Strand Belfast bus stop ‘serious concerns’ – but it’s ‘traditional’ says Translink (Belfast Telegraph)
Lusk, Co Dublin this morning.
Thanks Daniel Dudek Corrigan
Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
Must be a rugby boot so.
Thanks Kieran Campbell
And, in related news…
Raymond Dolin may need to change the title of his upcoming memoir.Dolin, 39, is hitchhiking across the United States to gather material for his book, “The Kindness of America.”But on Saturday night, the West Virginia man was shot by a random passerby on the side of a highway, the Billings Gazette reports. Dolin was waiting for a ride a couple of miles outside of Glasgow, Montana around 6 pm. That’s when, he says, a man driving a maroon pickup truck pulled up and shot him in the arm before speeding away.
Raymond Dolin, Hitchhiker Writing ‘The Kindness Of America,’ Allegedly Shot By Charles Danielson (HuffPo Crime)
(Hat tip: @columc)