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Thugs behind attacks must be brought to justice

The level of brutality involved in the latest paramilitary-style attack in Derry, which left a man in his 30s with what were described as `life-changing' injuries, was nothing short of appalling.

Abuse victims deserve fair level of compensation

Just days before the collapse of the Stormont executive in January 2017, the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry published a harrowing report detailing the appalling treatment of children in our care system over many years.

DUP's nightmare scenario looms

It is widely believed that one of the main reasons senior DUP figures backed the Brexit side in the 2016 referendum was because they firmly believed it would be certain to lose.

Hopes for stability at the News Letter

Ireland, north and south, has a particularly diverse newspaper industry, with a range of outlets which have served their readers well over many decades.

Difficult days ahead for Theresa May

After securing the backing of most of her cabinet for the draft Brexit deal on Wednesday night, Theresa May acknowledged there would be 'difficult days ahead.

Sonny Knowles was an entertainment legend

The tributes which poured in after the death yesterday of singer Sonny Knowles at the age of 86 demonstrated that he was one of the best loved figures in Irish entertainment.

DUP's Brexit disaster

When Seamus Mallon memorably described the 1998 Good Friday Agreement as `Sunningdale for slow learners’, he neatly captured the inability of some politicians to understand stark and simple truths.

Alarm over rape case conviction levels

While the complexities involved in rape investigations have been well documented, there can only be enormous concern over the miniscule number of convictions delivered under our present structures.

Time to respect all our referees

While emotions can run high in the course of many sporting encounters, it is essential that referees are treated with full respect by players, coaches and spectators at all times.

DUP losing trust in Theresa May

The relationship between the DUP and the British government has been showing signs of crumbling in recent weeks but it is now clear that trust is breaking down as we edge closer to a Brexit deal.

Mixed messages from US elections

In typical fashion, Donald Trump claimed victory in the US mid-term elections, despite Republicans losing control of the House of Representatives.

Dominic Raab visit a wasted opportunity

It is not clear why British government ministers feel the need to treat visits to Northern Ireland like some sort of clandestine operation where the overriding consideration seems to be getting in and out quickly while saying or doing as little as possible.

Political shambles hitting basic services

Secretary of state Karen Bradley has so far failed to distinguish herself in a role that requires deep understanding of complex issues, deft handling of divergent views and a strategic vision for restoring devolved government to Northern Ireland.

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