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Concerns grow over impact of a Brexit no deal

A series of British government reports as well as studies by various interest groups has painted an alarming picture of the consequences of leaving the European Union without a deal in place.

Huge sympathy for Magheracloone community

There will be enormous sympathy for the small rural community of Magheracloone in Co Monaghan which has suffered evacuation and disruption because of a widespread and completely unexpected land subsidence.

Norwegian Air decision is deeply disappointing

The announcement that Norwegian Air is ending its direct flights between Northern Ireland and the United States is a deeply disappointing development and underlines the challenges facing transatlantic carriers flying out of Belfast.

Sheer brutality of paramilitary attacks

The shocking attack near Ballymoney, Co Antrim, in which an 18-year-old boy was shot in each arm and leg was proof that loyalist paramilitary groups are capable of just as much brutality as their republican counterparts.

Huge praise due to Anto Finnegan

The `Run for Anto’ event which attracted over 1,000 people to west Belfast, including Dublin’s All Ireland winning manager Jim Gavin with the Sam Maguire Cup, was a heart-warming occasion.

Theresa May facing stark Brexit choices

The Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney was fully entitled in his weekend RTE interview to highlight the dangers involved in allowing the complex negotiations between the EU and the UK to be linked to a `green versus orange' argument in Ireland.

Storm Ali brings tragedy with two people killed

Storm Ali proved particularly devastating yesterday, leaving a trail of destruction across Ireland and, most tragically, causing the deaths of two people, in Co Galway and Co Armagh.

Anger over Craigavon hospital theft

It is appalling that heartless thieves would be prepared to steal all four wheels from a nurse's car which was parked in the grounds of Craigavon area hospital in Co Armagh.

A scandal too many for the DUP

It is increasingly difficult to see how our power-sharing executive can return before the DUP, which remains marginally the largest Stormont grouping, undergoes a period of profound and fundamental reform.

Disgraceful attack on Narrow Water memorial

The weekend attack on a memorial to the British soldiers who were killed in a 1979 IRA explosion at Narrow Water, outside Warrenpoint in Co Down, is rightly being treated as a hate crime by police.

Great support for Dáithí Mac Gabhann

The support offered by pupils at a Belfast school to little Dáithí Mac Gabhann, who urgently needs a life-saving heart transplant, has been truly inspirational.

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