I was entertained by Danny Treacy’s letter on the abortion debate (October 11).
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Trevor Ringland (October 4) begrudges the ‘Hooded Men’ their court fight, putting British torture victims “well down the list” in his “hierarchy of wrongs that need to be investigated”.
Bearing in mind the lack of any sense of partnership between the DUP and Sinn Féin just before the collapse of the Stormont Executive I suspect that there is little confidence n the republican/nationalist community that lessons have been learned by the DUP and that going back to Stormont will begin a new era of mutual respect and true partnership.
Boris Johnson just does not know Irish politics and playing it along with British politics is a dangerous game.
And so, with the passing of each Brexit-bloated day, the prospect of No-Deal looms ever larger.
Human rights organisations and statutory bodies have increasingly left the concept of ideologically neutrality – to impartially challenge abuses from different political regimes – in favour of a mission to push a socially liberal concept of human rights.
Evolution has proven that we are direct descendants of the African Ape.
Sinn Féin’s knowledge of legislation recently passed by Westminster will have undoubtedly alerted the party to its profound and widespread ramifications.
The Ballymena Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, representing approximately 20,000 people, mainly in the Mid and East Antrim Area, want to voice our outrage at the prospect of an almost unregulated abortion regime being imposed on Northern Ireland as a result of legislation passed at Westminster.
Colin Nevin (September 26) displays his customary independence of mind and intellectual engagement.
Whenever the so-called ‘Hooded Men’ case comes back into the public spotlight, I can’t help but think about many others who were ‘hooded’ during our recent troubled past. They never had an opportunity to remove their hoods before being brutally executed, most often by the IRA.
Newton Emerson (September 28) misses the point with his critique of the complaint submitted by CAJ to Translink over the facilitation of discriminatory passport checks on cross-border bus services by both Gardaí and UK immigration officers.
Free Presbyterian Minister David McIlveen (September 28) has suggested that compensation for those seriously injured can be simply solved by making those claiming it anonymous.
Iread with interest David McNarry’s letter – ‘Early election can restore will of people on Brexit’ (September 16) – and was saddened, mainly for him, in the autumn of his life, to reveal such a meanness of spirit.
The high jinks on display in the past few weeks in London SW1 has seen Boris Johnson – who as prime minister is considered ‘first among equals’ – treat the whole legislative assembly of the British parliament with contempt, misleading the British monarch in his attempt to stifle debate.
THIS WEEK millions of young people, workers and trade unions came out on a climate strike across the world.
Today, this week, next week, these are good times to ask political questions of political representatives who are paid for coming up with answers to matters which we find relevant to our lives.
The viability of Irish independence is about to be put to the test with Brexit weeks away.
Recently and with little fuss, a representative group of people which included many retired busmen and their families, trade union members and historians gathered in St George’s Church Hall in High Street, Belfast for the launch of a book Busmen in the firing line.
Huge problem with indiscipline in our schools There’s a huge problem with discipline in our schools.