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Firm policy needed on provocative symbols

It is essential that both the nationalist and unionist traditions give careful consideration to the display of symbols which are capable of causing offence in our divided society.

Ryan Burnett a worthy champion

World bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett produced a brilliant display to emerge victorious in Ireland's first ever world title unification fight in Belfast at the weekend.

Damaging episode for Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has always insisted that he is a strong defender of the US military and made a point of bringing ex-generals into his administration and lining the Oval Office with flags.

Assembly pay anomalies need to be sorted out

Secretary of state James Brokenshire has indicated that MLA salaries will have to be reviewed if there is no return to Stormont but the ongoing impasse has highlighted deeper issues regarding payments to former and present members of the assembly.

The price of failure in talks could be high

After tentative signs of optimism last week, the mood music from the talks process is decidedly downbeat with the secretary of state yesterday setting a new deadline for a deal.

Prayers for Charlotte Murray

There will be enormous sympathy for the family of Tyrone woman Charlotte Murray, who was 34 when she disappeared five years ago and is now the subject of a murder investigation.

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