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Ireland should capitalise on good will emanating from EU

There you go,  Brexit is sorted – no real borders in Ireland or on the Irish sea, nationalists, unionists, Dublin and London are all satisfied with the EU deal and we’re all going to live happily ever after in a pan European utopia

EU pushing UK towards a Hobson’s Choice of bad deal or no deal

We Irish, unionist and nationalist are living in interesting times. The Brexit debacle has reinvigorated the drive for national unity and at the same time shaken the confidence of die hard Angloids who only take their heads out of the sand long enough to deny the obvious.

Jesus asked followers to commemorate His death not His birth

Fr Patrick McCafferty writes (November 23) about the suitability of December 25 to celebrate the nativity of Jesus/Yeshua, and I am aware of some reasons why this particular date was chosen some three centuries after the event, including the convergence/confusion with Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights or Feast of Dedication that Yeshua attended in Jerusalem in John 10:22 (‘Hanukkah’ means ‘dedication’ in Hebrew). 

Support of motion on abortion lack of good judgment by SF

The recent statement by Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill that she would support a party motion that countenanced abortion, will upset many conscientious individuals within the rank and file of Arthur Griffith’s once noble party.

Paradise Papers show need for public reporting on tax

The revelations contained in the recent Paradise Papers leaks have reiterated the value of public transparency in identifying aggressive tax avoidance – and the need for reform to end these abuses once and for all. The veil of secrecy that exits in the world of global finance benefits no-one but tax dodgers.

Social issues taking priority for Sinn Féin over reuniting nation

At the time of writing Sinn Féin are preparing for their Árd Fhéis. The issue of the possible repeal of the 8th Amendment, thus taking away the protection of the lives of both mothers and babies during pregnancy, was due to be a very big part of their deliberations.

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