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.
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.
I read with some interest Clare Bailey MLA’s letter (January 11), about Archbishop Martin urging Catholics to lobby public representatives not to proceed with the proposed legislation of the Republic’s abortion law.
The DUP leader, Arlene Foster, deserves full credit for travelling to the Killarney economic conference in Co Kerry at the weekend and setting out her position on Brexit and related issues in calm and conciliatory terms.
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
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.
THERE is a mathematical theory that states that if you sit a monkey in front of a keyboard and allow it to hit the keys for long enough, it will almost surely be able to type the complete works of William Shakespeare.
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.
Of all the momentous and potentially life changing political events that have occurred in the last 12 months who could have predicted that among those attracting global attention would be a West Tyrone MP with a loaf of bread on his head.
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.
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.