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Deserved sentence for Orhan Koca

After watching as Orhan Koca was taken to prison from Belfast crown court yesterday, Eamonn Magee senior was fully entitled to say; "No sentence imposed will ever bring back my son.

Recognition at last for Patrick O'Connell

The story of how an almost forgotten Irish manager saved the legendary FC Barcalona from financial ruin and possible final closure during the Spanish civil war 80 years ago is a fascinating one.

Anger over west Belfast robbery

There will be widespread disgust over yesterday's robbery in broad daylight on a busy street in west Belfast in which a visitor from France was targeted.

Border crisis is Theresa May's fault

The figure who must take most of the blame for the total confusion and enormous apprehension which exists over future arrangements on the Irish border is undoubtedly the outgoing UK prime minister Theresa May.

College Green plan will enhance Dublin

Dublin remains one of Europe's most attractive capitals and the proposed new College Green plaza, which will be capable of staging public events for up to 15,000 people, should further enhance its appeal.

Pearson's welcome investment in Belfast

Yesterday's confirmation that Pearson, the leading publisher, is opening a finance centre in Belfast which will employ up to 300 people, is a significant and strongly positive development.

Fire setters a danger to the public

Stephen Oreilly
WHILE most of us have been enjoying the good weather of the past few days, sadly some mindless individuals have been starting fires which have been keeping the emergency services very busy.

Relief for Ruddy family at last

Stephen Oreilly
THERE will be huge relief that the remains of one of the so-called disappeared were found at the weekend.

Public must be protected at Yorkgate station

There is a danger that the measures which have been introduced to prevent anti-social and criminal behaviour in the vicinity of Yorkgate railway station in Belfast will simply move the problems elsewhere.

Fresh hope for family of Seamus Ruddy

It is clear that the latest search in northern France for the remains of Newry-born Seamus Ruddy, who is feared to have been abducted and murdered by the INLA, is both comprehensive and painstaking.

Facing up to the reality of a hard Brexit

Theresa May is rapidly finding out that it is not Britain that will dictate the terms of its divorce from Europe but the remaining members of the EU who are displaying a much tougher approach than she perhaps anticipated.

Alarm over targetting of west Belfast schools

There was considerable concern just over a month ago when stolen cars struck perimeter fences at two nearby primary schools in west Belfast during early morning crashes in the space of a matter of hours.

No place for hate crimes in our society

It is hard for us to imagine the terrible experiences that drive people from their home, leaving behind everything and everyone they know, to seek safety in a strange country.

Fortunate escape for Matthew Bryce

Wind surfer Matthew Bryce, who was rescued after drifting for more than 30 hours at sea, had by any standards an extremely fortunate escape from death.

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