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Praise for the Dubs but Mayo's day will hopefully come

Dublin deserve enormous praise for their achievement in lifting the Sam Maguire Cup for a third year in a row but, as the celebrations remained in full flow across the capitol yesterday, there was also huge sympathy for the long-suffering people of Mayo almost everywhere else in Ireland.

Tube attack a despicable bid to cause carnage

Once again London has been the subject of a terror attack, this time on the underground, which represents a nightmare scenario for the security services with bombers targeting large number of people in a confined space.

Courage of Caoimhin Hynes

Belfast boxer Caoimhin Hynes is displaying exceptional courage by returning to the ring next week just five months after he was left for dead in an unprovoked late night city centre stabbing.

Key aim of Good Friday Agreement well and truly sidelined

Whatever the legal interpretations of the Good Friday Agreement and its different strands there was a clear understanding that the three relationships – between people in the north, between north and south and between Ireland and Britain – was in urgent need of remedial action.

Deep concern over future of Bombardier jobs

The fact that political representations are being made at the highest level over an aircraft trade dispute provides a sense of the deep concern that exists in respect of Bombardier's future operations in Northern Ireland.

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