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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.

International alarm over Gaza death toll

It was entirely appropriate that the Israeli ambassador was summoned to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin to be told of what taoiseach Leo Varadkar described as the Irish people's outrage and dismay over the appalling bloodshed in Gaza.

Theresa May's comments on border poll cause a stir

A week after Theresa May was caught out peddling inaccurate information over legacy cases, she has once again created an unintentional stir in Northern Ireland over comments aimed at a Conservative audience.

Huge sorrow over death of child and pilot

There will be enormous regret over the deaths of seven-year-old Kacper Kacprzak and experienced British pilot Neil Bowditch in a light aircraft crash in Co Offaly.

Court ruling has far-reaching implications

A High Court ruling yesterday that a civil service decision on a waste treatment plant was unlawful in the absence of a minister has potentially far-reaching political and economic implications.

Exceptional courage of Tessa Jowell

Tessa Jowell , who has died at the age of 70 after being diagnosed with brain cancer last year, was by any standards a public representative of enormous integrity and commitment.

Dangerous drivers must be stopped

A YOUNG pedestrian had a lucky escape from serious injury after he was struck by a car in north Belfast in early hours of yesterday morning.

New era for Coalisland parking

It has been well documented that the implementation of parking restrictions can vary considerably across different centres of population in Ireland, north and south.

Huge courage of Ross Davidson

Ross Davidson has shown enormous courage and determination after an horrific scooter accident while on holiday in Thailand led to the amputation of his right leg.

Theresa May's latest Brexit turmoil

There are growing indications that the attempts by the British prime minister Theresa May to finalise what she hoped to present as a pragmatic solution to the Irish border crisis during her Brexit negotiations are on the point of collapse.

UKIP's disastrous Brexit legacy

ALL those associated with the various stages of the disastrous Brexit campaign, particularly its supporters in the DUP, would do well to reflect on the ultimate fate of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP).

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