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Border buffer zone plan is a non-starter

We have heard some strange ideas put forward on resolving the Irish border conundrum after Britain leaves the EU but the latest proposal from David Davis is surely the most bizarre yet.

Concern over tragic case of Conor Moore

THE deep concerns expressed by Conor Moore's father after the 24-year-old was found dead at his west Belfast home earlier this week deserve to be treated with the utmost seriousness.

Dublin rickshaw ban looms

While rickshaws have undoubtedly become increasingly popular with visitors to Dublin and other Irish cities, it is equally clear that the authorities are entitled to be alarmed about a range of issues concerning their use.

Trumps new-found diplomacy must continue

Stephen Oreilly
IT is fair to say that the current president of the United States of America has been a divisive figure on the international stage since he took office in 2016.

Jeremy Corbyn's huge dilemma

Jeremy Corbyn plainly does not appeal to all sections of the party he leads, and has never pretended otherwise, but, as he demonstrated again during his visit to Belfast yesterday, he is a politician of rare gifts.

Arlene Foster's major political risk

IT is worth pointing out that if the joint statement issued by the pro-EU parties at Stormont in advance of the latest key round of Brexit negotiations had been tabled as an Assembly motion, it would have won the endorsement of a clear majority of MLAs.

Complex debate over legacy proposals

There will be considerable sympathy for the assertion from the former director of public prosecutions, Barra McGrory, that the proposed structures for investigations into Troubles-related murders are unworkable.

The Eighth Amendment

IF the constitution of a country can be said to reflect its soul, then Ireland has been engaged in a prolonged period of soul-searching.

No excuse for provocative flags

If debates over flags and emblems are carried out in a climate of tolerance and mutual respect, then, even in the tense conditions which are often present in the summer months across many areas, they are capable of reaching a positive outcome.

Balmoral Show thriving in new home

The Balmoral Show is always a key occasion in the agricultural calendar and its 150th anniversary is by any standards a major landmark.

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