The Ballymena Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, representing approximately 20,000 people, mainly in the Mid and East Antrim Area, want to voice our outrage at the prospect of an almost unregulated abortion regime being imposed on Northern Ireland as a result of legislation passed at Westminster.
A police officer by definition has several relatively straightforward roles: apprehend criminals; prevention and detection of crime; protection of life and property; and the maintenance of law and order.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was stating the obvious at the weekend when he said that the UK has so far failed to come up with proposals which are capable of breaking the Brexit deadlock and allowing deeper negotiations to follow.
Whenever the so-called ‘Hooded Men’ case comes back into the public spotlight, I can’t help but think about many others who were ‘hooded’ during our recent troubled past. They never had an opportunity to remove their hoods before being brutally executed, most often by the IRA.
Boris Johnson's alternative to the backstop, which was revealed this week would involve customs checks set a few miles from the border, once again emphasises just how little this government understands the north.
It is clear from the proposals published yesterday that the British government under Boris Johnson is performing contortions to resolve a problem that the people of Northern Ireland neither sought nor endorsed in the Brexit referendum.
Newton Emerson (September 28) misses the point with his critique of the complaint submitted by CAJ to Translink over the facilitation of discriminatory passport checks on cross-border bus services by both Gardaí and UK immigration officers.
With four weeks to go until the Brexit deadline, the British government under Boris Johnson is finally getting down to the fundamentals of the key sticking point which is resolving the Irish border conundrum.