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    ARMAGH manager Sylvester McConnell has hit out at the timing of the county's fans' open day, which clashed with the Nicky Rackard Cup semi-final.


  1. Could you be stupid but just don't know it?

    Could you be stupid but just don't know it?

    BERTRAND Russell once said: “One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision” So, here's a question– have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect? No? Well have you ever found yourself listening to someone pompously holding court and spouting complete ill-informed nonsense? You probably wondered how someone so disengaged from reality and removed from the actual facts of the matter had the brass neck to present themselves with such confidence and overwhelming self-belief, even when it was clear to the dogs in the street they were talking rubbish.


  1. Support needed for heroin addicts

    While it is likely that not everyone will be totally sympathetic to the difficulties faced by those with drug and alcohol issues, it should be accepted that all vulnerable individuals are entitled to expect an appropriate level of specific treatment and wider support from the authorities.

  2. Protecting falcons is a priority

    It is disturbing that, at a stage when there are only estimated to be 80 pairs of breeding peregrine falcons across Northern Ireland, they have regularly become the victims of illegal poisoning, shooting or trapping.




  1. Sarah Carroll: A child's eye view of homelessness

    Sarah Carroll: A child's eye view of homelessness

    "WE WALKED for hours and hours searching for a castle. We must have looked weird, with Ma carrying her rucksack and me still in pyjama bottoms, cos that was the first time I noticed the way some people can look everywhere except at you."

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