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Hooded Men deserve full investigation

The BBC Spotlight programme on the history of the Troubles has served to remind us of the disturbing, shocking and horrifying events that took place over many years in Northern Ireland.

Kevin Lunney's sadistic attackers must be apprehended

As further details emerge of the horrific ordeal endured by businessman Kevin Lunney, pressure is growing on the police on both sides of the border to bring those responsible for this savage crime to justice.

No-deal warnings must be taken seriously

A raft of information in recent days has set out in stark terms the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit and will add to the deep sense of alarm and unease across a number of sectors if the UK crashes out of the EU on October 31.

Court ruling a major setback for Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson's tenure as prime minister has gone from bad to worse with three senior Scottish judges declaring his proroguing of Parliament and the advice he gave to Queen Elizabeth was unlawful, which is hugely significant from a constitutional and political perspective.

Much needed suicide strategy is long overdue

Despite the fact that Northern Ireland has the highest suicide rate in the UK, it is only now that a long overdue strategy aimed at tackling this appalling toll of death has been published.

Dissident bombing campaign entirely counter-productive

While the focus in recent days has been on the chaos at Westminster and uncertainty over the arrangements for the border post-Brexit, violent dissident republicans have been seeking out ways to cause maximum disruption and mayhem in Northern Ireland.

Judging Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness

The new material which has emerged about the central role of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness on rival sides at the start of The Troubles has made a huge impact and deserves to be studied closely.

Opinion: Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy unravels

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Watching the Conservative Party implode on live television, with a new prime minister witnessing his majority disappearing in front of his eyes, is probably not what the Tory faithful had in mind when they elected Boris Johnson as leader over the summer.

Warning on construction jobs must be taken seriously

While all eyes are on Westminster and the chaos and drama surrounding Brexit, it is the lack of political activity at Stormont that is causing alarm bells to be sounded over the implications for jobs and the wider economy of Northern Ireland.

Stakes getting higher in Westminster political drama

Leo Varadkar's description yesterday of the 'volatile and dynamic' situation at Westminster was, if anything, an understatement of the febrile atmosphere in London where the stakes are being raised ever higher as we hurtle towards the October 31 deadline.

Backstop provides essential guarantee during Brexit chaos

All the indications are that we are moving into a defining period during the Brexit crisis, with the motion which the Labour Party is due to publish at Westminster tomorrow perhaps the last chance of avoiding a no deal catastrophe.

Hand of friendship offers Derry hope

During a period when the Brexit crisis has cast an increasingly dark shadow over all parts of Ireland, it is important to recognise the efforts of those who are striving quietly but effectively to reduce tension in key areas.

Brexit chaos for nationalists and unionists

Despite the contrived cheers of a small group of DUP supporters as the result of the 2016 EU referendum was announced at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, most ordinary citizens only ever regarded the outcome with grim foreboding.

Boris Johnson gambles with our future

Very few people who have followed the career of Boris Johnson will have been surprised by his enormously hazardous decision yesterday to suspend the Westminster parliament as the Brexit deadline approaches.

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