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Can you really afford that car?

Naomi Gaston
IT can be a tempting prospect to sign up for a new car when you see adverts which promise expensive brands for a manageable and low monthly payment.

Decisive action needed to end this directionless drift

Susan Mason
MONTHS of political uncertainty in Italy came to a conclusion at the end of last week when a coalition government was agreed, breaking an impasse that had endured since the inconclusive election in March, when no party or bloc won a majority.

Why a Brexit ‘no deal’ may contain as many opportunities as risks

Peter Legge
FORECASTS on how the Northern Ireland economy will fare following Brexit, particularly in a ‘no deal’ scenario, make for grim reading, with one leaked government report suggesting the region could suffer as much as a 12 per cent decline in GDP in such a context.

It's all (not) happening right now . . .

Brendan Mulgrew
IN the absence of an Assembly, and with no sign of if being resurrected anytime soon (and no indication that our ‘do nothing’ Secretary of State intends to appoint direct rule ministers or even to assume political responsibility herself for our Stormont departments), our policy vacuum has now extended into it’s 17th month.

This just takes the biscuit

Barry Shannon
ACCORDING to some of our local news stories, there was a recent row going on in Derry and Strabane Council about biscuits.

Women returners untapped potential

Roseann Kelly
NEWS headlines last week lauded Northern Ireland’s unemployment rate as it hit a record low of 3 per cent in the first quarter of the year.

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