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Sinn Féin should reflect on its handling of Barry McElduff case

Sinn Féin will be hoping that Barry McElduff's resignation as West Tyrone MP will draw a line under a controversy that was not only damaging to the party but, more importantly, caused deep hurt and offence to those who have already suffered so much.

Regret over Dolores O'Riordan's death

Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London yesterday at the age of 46, went from relative obscurity in her native Limerick to becoming an internationally acclaimed singer while still in her early 20s.

Inclusivity of nationalists is a relatively new thing in Sinn Féin

It is with some scepticism that I heard Michelle O’Neill and Conor Murphy have both announced their support for the letter in The Irish News (December 4) addressed to the taoiseach from the nationalist people in Northern Ireland requesting that the Irish government look after their needs

Politicians should reflect on a difficult week

At the end of a difficult week for our political relationships and more especially for the victims of our Troubled past, the question for many people is whether we can find a way to move forward in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect.

No excuse for Maghaberry threats

It is appalling that the names of individuals who are understood to be serving prison officers at Maghaberry jail, together with a series of threats referring to the IRA, have been painted on a wall in Derry.

Rule of law must prevail in paedophile cases

Once again, the activities of self-styled paedophile hunters have come under the spotlight after loyalist paramilitaries targeted men who were identified on social media.

Action needed over Jayda Fransen's publicity stunt

Jayda Fransen, the London-based deputy leader of the far right group Britain First, is fully entitled to all her legal rights as she prepares to face charges connected with alleged hate speeches in Belfast last year.

Request for rethink on Brexit is not an unreasonable ask

There was something profoundly depressing on BBC Talkback (January 4), to hear the Brexiteers one after one attack Tony Blair for, as they perceived it, daring to thwart the ‘will of the people’ by suggesting it might be a good idea to think again on Brexit in 2018 before it’s too late. 

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