Britain's fractious relationship with the European Union has destroyed yet another prime ministerial career, Theresa May yesterday following David Cameron in resigning over the disastrous folly that is Brexit.
It should be a matter of deep concern that months after the Muckamore Abbey Hospital abuse scandal came to light, and after repeated apologies and assurances from senior officials to the families of patients, further alarming issues have been uncovered at the Co Antrim facility.
IN the Republic's local elections tomorrow, the people of Cork, Limerick and Waterford will have an extra question on their ballots - do they want directly-elected executive mayors? The question has largely arisen because of Project Ireland 2040, the Irish government's ambitious plan for its regional cities.
THERE are some days in my working life that stand out in my memory more than others. The day I watched the faces of the victims of historical child abuse as they received the vindication they had been waiting for, delivered to them at a hotel on the outskirts of Belfast in January 2017, is one of those days I’ll never forget.
While considerable progress has been made over the years to recover many of the Disappeared, it is a source of enormous regret that three victims have not yet been located and their remains returned to their families.
Numbers vary as to the quantity of unionists who voted to remain in the EU in 2016 but it is acknowledged that they constitute a sizeable proportion of the majority in Northern Ireland who rejected the ‘leave’ option.
IRELAND'S European elections, tomorrow and Friday, take place at a time of great uncertainty for the people of Europe, particularly for the people of Ireland facing the consequences of Brexit and for others the growth of right-wing parties, exploiting unpopular aspects of the EU and using these to promote racist fears.
The European election taking place tomorrow is a highly unusual contest which Theresa May intended would never happen and which might yet involve the selection of MEPs who take their posts either briefly or not at all.