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Ireland may give Boris Johnson his first crisis

If ever a political appointment was likely to end in tears, it was the election yesterday of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson as the new Conservative leader and British prime minister in waiting.

Pupils have better sense of belonging and worth in smaller schools

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate principal Ian Bell and his staff on the outstanding job they have been doing in turning round Movilla High School from a failing school –  described by some as one of the worst schools in Northern Ireland – to a place of learning.

Anita Robinson: Sisterhood should recognise that sometimes brawn trumps brains

Anita Robinson
On my kitchen noticeboard I have a postcard portraying a boilersuited female, her hair tied up in a spotted bandana, her right arm muscularly flexed, her expression one of fierce determination and issuing from her lips the words, “We Can Do It!” It’s a reproduction of a 1940s American wartime poster of Rosie the Riveter, when women took the place of menfolk in heavy industry as the USA went to war.

Education funding crisis needs to be addressed

The enormity of the financial crisis in the education sector has been set out in stark terms by a Westminster committee which last year heard disturbing accounts of the serious and numerous difficulties facing our schools.

GFA clearly states there can be no change to constitutional position

In the mid-1990s I suggested to a young, republican prisoner that the book Ten Men Dead would be good for him to read and to my astonishment he made the remark – which I am sure that he later came to rue – “Why would I want to read that, that’s history?”

Reality check looms for Boris Johnson

There appears to be no longer any room for doubt that Boris Johnson will tomorrow be confirmed as the new Conservative leader and therefore automatically the incoming British prime minister.