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Construction industry facing challenging times

The news that the Lagan Construction Group has put four of its companies into administration is yet another blow to the Northern Ireland economy and further evidence of the pressures being experienced in this sector.

Welcome move over loyalist bonfires

The acknowledgment by loyalist bonfire builders in Co Tyrone that their actions had not only damaged property but caused considerable stress to householders deserves to be recognised as a significant step.

Ireland one of safest places in world for mothers and babies

Clare Bailey’s letter on behalf of the Green Party (February 14) requires a response. Her party is actively campaigning to remove the constitutional right to life as expressed in article 40.3.3 of the Irish Constitution, known as the Eighth Amendment.

Claire Simpson: Dismal talks failure leaves us all at sea

Claire Simpson
So where do we go to from here? After hints of imminent deals and suggestions that seemingly insurmountable differences were close to being bridged, talks aimed at restoring power-sharing collapsed on Wednesday of last week.

Bimpe Archer: Oxfam scandal is a betrayal of trust

Bimpe Archer
ON JANUARY 11 2010 Haiti was the poorest country in the western hemisphere, with 80 per cent of the population living below the poverty line and 54 per cent in “abject poverty”.

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