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Time to fully respect the Irish language

In many ways, it is a considerable pity that the debate over an Irish language act has become so closely intertwined with the discussions about the restoration of our devolved administration.

Missile crisis needs diplomatic solutions

The day to day issues faced by the rest of the world can only appear fairly minor when compared to the sense of sheer helplessness experienced by the 130 million citizens of Japan as North Korea fired a ballistic missile over their country.

Weather warnings must be heeded

Stephen Oreilly
TEXAS has been and still is suffering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey with thousands of people rescued from floods by the emergency services, homes and hospitals evacuated.

Irish alarm over latest Tory Brexit split

While the selection process faced by Conservative MPs in the south of England would not usually attract undue wider attention, an intervention by a pro-Brexit group which was stepped up yesterday will certainly be followed closely on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Lives endangered by lack of investment

While the weather conditions of recent days were amazingly extreme for the time of year, the fact that they had been comprehensively predicted suggests that the level of preparation displayed by the authorities was simply inadequate.

Alarm over sectarian attacks in Derry's Waterside

DERRY is a city where heartening agreements have been made over many years on contentious issues like parading and where a strongly positive example has regularly been given to Belfast and other urban centres in terms of community relations.

Families of Jamie Burns and Darren McCann left devastated

A spate of sudden and unexplained deaths within a matter of days, as well as grim evidence heard by coroners during the same period, has again placed a firm spotlight on the threat presented by both illegal and prescription drugs.

Harold Good's proposal merits serious attention

The proposal from the former Methodist moderator, Rev Harold Good, that a day of acknowledgment should be organised to reflect on the traumatic events of the last five decades has considerable potential.

A Level students have plenty of options

The publication of A Level results is always a significant day in our education system with individual students learning the outcome of years of study.

Another gangland outrage in Dublin

The double murder of mother-of-six Antoinette Corbally (48) and 30-year-old Clinton Shannon represented another appalling example of gangland crime carried out in broad daylight in Dublin.

Border paper offers some clarity but still a long way to go

For Northern Ireland and the Republic, the imposition of any form of border controls or checkpoints would be disastrous, impacting on the free movement of people and goods with the probability of far-reaching political and security repercussions.

Action needed over provocative bonfires

The public burning of flags and emblems in an attempt to insult and provoke different sections of the community has caused widespread concern for some time Both loyalists and republicans have engaged in similarly unacceptable behaviour over recent weeks, with the latest episode involving the placing of poppy wreaths on a bonfire in the Bogside area of Derry.

Boost for Ballycastle camogs

A Dublin sportswear firm's donation of a new set of jerseys to the members of Ballycastle Camogie Club after their old playing gear, together with a range of personal possessions, was stolen from their team bus close to Croke Park, was a welcome gesture.

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