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Any changes to Irish constitution would need a referendum

Leo Varadkar has made clear his opposition to a border poll in that it would reverse the historical consequence of partition and mean that there would be a significant percentage of the population of the six counties opposed to a united Ireland.

Outrage over Arts Council’s withdrawal of PLACE funding

PLACE, the Architecture and Built Environment centre, was established in 2004 to provide a facility which enabled the public to engage with those subjects and thereby generate a knowledge and understanding of their importance to the wellbeing of everyone.

Agency must be scrutinised for part played in Ulster Scots demise

Unfazed by the jingoistic response delivered by CEO Ian Crozier in his infantile defence of the Ulster-Scots Agency (July 25) to quote Yeats, I dropped a stone and never even got a splash. In my letter – ‘Insult to Ulster-Scots dialect’ (July 22) – I expressed grave concern at the abysmal lack of progress being made by the Ulster Scots Agency in promoting the language/dialect and as a result of their failure the language/dialect was indeed dead.

Pupils have better sense of belonging and worth in smaller schools

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate principal Ian Bell and his staff on the outstanding job they have been doing in turning round Movilla High School from a failing school –  described by some as one of the worst schools in Northern Ireland – to a place of learning.

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