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Hard to find sympathy for a Church displaced from its faithful

The reaction of some Catholic clergy to the result of the referendum serves as a reminder of how the power the Church once wielded was used to fan the flames of the Inquisition and guide the Conquistadores as they slaughtered the native Americans.

Concentrations of poverty in schools doing untold damage

In total more than 15,500 school days were lost for pupils as a result of 6,805 suspensions issued during 2016-2017 academic year according to an analysis by The Detail of suspension and expulsion figures obtained in response to a freedom of information request.

Alban’s fantasies are incompatible with the historical facts

Alban Maginness (May 17), will tell his grandchildren that the SDLP were unique in Irish politics, changed the face of politics throughout Ireland, and since its formation in 1970 they steered the history of this island as the most successful party since partition.

Vulnerable pupils will fall through cracks in new ‘super school’

I write in relation to the article by Simon Doyle (May 14) regarding the amalgamation of four schools in the Downpatrick area (St Mary’s High School, De La Salle College, St  Patrick’s Grammar and St Columba’s High School, Portaferry) deemed ‘the right thing to do’.

Israeli regime operating with impunity from international law

Given the latest atrocities carried out by forces of the Israeli state, when they executed yet more unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza, it may be worth remembering that the Zionist regime is not engaging in a new tactic but is merely expanding upon its existing policies.

We shouldn’t let world’s future be manipulated by the past

Since the beginning of the Palestinian Grand Return March on land day April 30, the world has looked on in horror as Israel has killed at least 109 Palestinians and injured thousands of unarmed Palestinians asking to return to their land and seeking to protect non-violently what little of their land is left.