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Key aim of Good Friday Agreement well and truly sidelined

Whatever the legal interpretations of the Good Friday Agreement and its different strands there was a clear understanding that the three relationships – between people in the north, between north and south and between Ireland and Britain – was in urgent need of remedial action.

Sinn Féin not treating Protestants equally

Protestants are not being given respect and are not being treated equally by Sinn Féin. Sinn Féin wants to make Protestants feel like foreigners in their own country.

Flags still flying

Schools are back after the long summer holidays and union flags which went up on all electricity and telephone poles before they closed in June are still flying defiantly in Fermanagh.

Shame on those who vote along sectarian lines

The ongoing cancer of sectarianism that blights our communities can be seen most clearly in the divergent needs of both communities in north Belfast which is arguably the cockpit of conflict in our fractured society.

Should Mensa challenge other world organisations?

It makes for a fascinating headline: ‘Mensa challenges Bulgaria’s MP candidates to take IQ tests – and only four out of more than 4000 agree’, The Sofia Globe (March 11) in Bulgaria. 

Protecting rights of the unborn

The recent Pride Festival in Belfast attracted more attention than this distressful event merited. This was because members of the PSNI and the National Trust, for some reason, decided to take part.  

Jarlath’s ‘two states, one system’ does not a republic make

Irish republicans should view with alarm the musings of Sinn Féin’s resident opinion-shaper Jarlath Kearney on the future trajectory of constitutional change in Ireland – ‘Dublin government’s Brexit stance no ‘back of the envelope’ job’ (August 9).

Concepts surrounding ECT needs broad-based discussion

A taboo within a taboo. Mental illness, the broad overarching taboo, electroconvulsive treatment (ECT), a treatment in our part of the world known as the ‘letrick’ or shock treatment which by its very name, instilled fear.

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