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New Taoiseach must be fully engaged on north

If we have learned nothing else from the events of recent months, it is that politics is an unpredictable business and no one can claim certainty on the will of the people when they are motivated to come out and vote.

Help needed to solve gruesome Wicklow murder

It is horrifying that gardaí investigating the murder of a man yesterday found human remains at a fifth separate location in the Wicklow Mountains national park Reports suggested that the latest discovery, made during a massive search operation in one of Ireland's most scenic districts, involved a head in a plastic bag.

Violence at fast food outlets a matter of concern

Violence and anti-social behaviour at pub closing times has long been a recognised problem in many of our city and town centres with the police and licensed premises taking steps to address this issue.

Disgust over racist abuse in Belfast

It is appalling that two 17-year-old girls could be subjected to foul-mouthed and racist abuse by a woman passer-by in the very heart of Belfast city centre.

Theresa May pays the price for reckless election decision

Theresa May's reckless and arrogant decision to call an unnecessary general election showed she had learned absolutely nothing from the downfall of her predecessor, who gambled everything on a referendum on leaving the EU.

Powerful symbolism at Flanders

It was entirely appropriate that the last overseas engagement to be completed by Enda Kenny before he stands down as taoiseach later this month was at the Island of Ireland Peace Park at Flanders in Belgium.

GP crisis needs urgent attention

With the Stormont institutions on ice, the number of issues requiring the attention of a democratically elected and locally accountable executive are starting to pile up.

Response to London attack should not be divisive

Stephen Oreilly
AS WITH the Manchester Arena atrocity stories of personal kindness and bravery are beginning to emerge after the dreadful attack on innocent people in the centre of London on Saturday night.

President Trump turns his back on world opinion

In many ways, there will be little surprise that Donald Trump has turned his back on the world's first comprehensive deal on climate change but it is a profoundly depressing development that ignores the danger posed to the entire planet by rising temperatures.

Theresa May proves to be a deeply unimpressive campaigner

While the Westminster election campaign in Northern Ireland has been a largely lacklustre affair, the same cannot be said of Britain where, against all the odds, the Labour Party seems to be giving the Tories a run for their money.

Sorrow over Armagh accident

There will be enormous regret over the death of a workman who appears to have become involved in a freak accident while resurfacing a road in a rural area of Co Armagh.

Latest insight into Líofa funding cut reflects badly on Paul Givan

While the Renewable Heat Incentive debacle caused deep unease in the months leading up to the collapse of the Stormont institutions, arguably it was the axe taken to a Gaeltacht bursary scheme that showed beyond doubt that the DUP was not interested in power-sharing based on mutual respect.

Praise for Drumgreenagh's young stars

The gifted young singers from St Patrick's primary school at Drumgreenagh, outside Rathfriland, in Co Down, may have narrowly failed to make the final of the Britain's Got Talent competition but they still made an enormous impact on the live television show.

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