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Taoiseach's closer engagement in north should be welcomed

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's decision to attend a gay pride event in Belfast on Saturday is fascinating in a number of respects, not least because it will be seen as a sign the Irish government is paying much closer attention to what is happening north of the border.

Brexit border confusion must be cleared up

Stephen Oreilly
THE CONSERVATIVE party confusion over Brexit continued at the weekend with senior party spokesmen expressing apparently opposite views, particularly on the issue of free movement.

Judge delivers indictment of PSNI in Glenanne case

The High Court ruling by Mr Justice Seamus Treacy yesterday was not only an indictment of the PSNI's approach to a case involving allegations of collusion and murder on an enormous scale but also a vindication of bereaved relatives who have fought long and hard for answers.

Clarity needed on Brexit arrangements

Not for the first time, the British government is sending out mixed messages on post-Brexit arrangements, this time suggesting that free movement will end in March 2019.

Alarm over west Belfast car crime

While significant efforts have been made to reduce car crime over the years, it is clear that serious incidents are still taking place in some areas of Belfast.

Alarm over background to Derry assaults

There will be widespread concern over reports that a number of recent serious assaults in and around of all places the Peace Bridge in Derry may have had a sectarian background.

Donegal mourns the loss of three women in horrific crash

The funerals of three women yesterday provided an insight into the scale of the loss suffered by the community in south Donegal and the many lives devastated by Friday's horrific three-vehicle crash on the N2 near Ardee, Co Louth.

Tragic outcome to search for Dean McIlwaine

A full investigation is under way into the circumstances surrounding the death of 22-year-old Dean McIlwaine, whose body was found on the Cavehill above Belfast at the weekend.

Parks should be reclaimed from hooligans

A POLICE tweet that 'it just isn't on' for drunken youths to rip up the special surface of a children's play area in a Belfast park is something of an understatement.

Welcome arrival of new air ambulance

A TRAINING flight of the new Air Ambulance Northern Ireland suddenly turned into the first real rescue carried out by the new service on Saturday.

Tough times for James Brokenshire

THE much-discussed deal between the Conservatives and the DUP was supposed to last for a full five-year parliamentary term but has actually managed to run into considerable trouble within rather less than five weeks.

Anto Finnegan's heroic campaign

The former Antrim GAA captain Anto Finnegan has responded with enormous courage and commitment since he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease almost exactly five years ago.

BBC needs to note concerns

It is entirely understandable that the BBC needs to secure the services of talented performers in a range of sectors by offering highly attractive salaries.

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