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Relief over Sean Cox's recovery

There will be enormous relief that Sean Cox (53), a father of three from Dunboyne in Co Meath, has at last regained consciousness, almost three months after he suffered a brutal assault while attending a Champions League game in Liverpool.

No justification for dissident violence

FOLLOWING potentially lethal attacks on the homes of Gerry Adams and prominent republican Bobby Storey, Mr Adams asked those responsible to come forward and explain the rationale behind their actions.

Tories can realise dreams by jettisoning north into a united Ireland

In the present debacle over Brexit, with the white paper still to be revealed and cabinet resignations abounding, I can’t help feeling that there is something that must be a thought on many Brexiteers’  hard and soft, minds but not being vocalised, at least in public.

Bonfire crackdown welcomed

The violence of recent days, while not as intense as in previous marching seasons, underlines the fact that sinister elements are still at work in Northern Ireland and are trying to exert control in their local communities.

No excuse for Derry violence

The serious disturbances which have rapidly escalated in Derry over recent days, including the repeated sectarian targeting of a Protestant district and the firing of shots at police officers, are deeply alarming.


It will be noted that President Michael D Higgins delayed the formal announcement that he intends to run for re-election until almost the latest possible stage.

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