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Gun violence must be condemned

West Belfast was the scene of a shockingly reckless gun attack on Monday night which left a 30-year-old man critically wounded but could easily have resulted in death or injury in this busy residential area.

Education funding crisis needs to be addressed

The enormity of the financial crisis in the education sector has been set out in stark terms by a Westminster committee which last year heard disturbing accounts of the serious and numerous difficulties facing our schools.

Reality check looms for Boris Johnson

There appears to be no longer any room for doubt that Boris Johnson will tomorrow be confirmed as the new Conservative leader and therefore automatically the incoming British prime minister.

PSNI need to put the UVF out of business

Unlike some of his predecessors, new chief constable Simon Byrne has had the benefit of taking up his post during one of the quietest marching seasons in many years.

Jeremy Corbyn needs to review his Brexit strategy

The performance of Jeremy Corbyn throughout the Brexit saga has perturbed large sections of traditional Labour support and caused consternation among those across Ireland who have always been well disposed towards his party.

Threats to bonfire removal contractors appalling

While it is evident considerable progress has been made this year in regard to contentious bonfires, the stand off at Avoniel Leisure Centre in Belfast shows that sinister elements are still trying to bring their malign influence to bear.

Victory for families seeking truth about Glenanne Gang

The Court of Appeal ruling yesterday was a significant step forward for families determined to uncover the full truth about alleged state collusion in relation to the murderous activities of the notorious Glenanne Gang.