More than a week on from the threats that forced four Catholic families to leave their homes in a shared housing development and the chief constable has publicly blamed the east Belfast UVF for this despicable crime which has appalled people across Northern Ireland.
The former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave, who has died at the age of 97, came from a family with an outstanding record of public service and made a massive contribution through his own long political career.
As a republican socialist I would like to thank the DUP’s Edwin Poots. The statement he made a few weeks ago helped me indirectly. He was commenting on the inability of politicians at Stormont –because of the ‘sticking point’ of an Irish language act – to put a government together.
In the absence of firm information emerging from the ongoing talks process, observers are examining any public words or appearances in the hope of gleaning a sense of whether we are on course for a restored executive or a form of direct rule from Britain.
Faith matters (September 21) states that a series of seminars on the Unfinished Reformation will be held this month to mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his famous 95 theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg on October 31 1517.
With the United States in shock and grief following its deadliest mass shooting, the focus will inevitably turn to the gun laws that allow someone with murder in mind to buy automatic weapons capable of turning a country music festival into a scene reminiscent of a battlefield.
Many people have always had good reason to be grateful for the dedicated service provided by the late Henry Henvey during his decades as the keeper of the St John's Point Lighthouse at Killough in Co Down.
Alex Kane – ‘Empires rise then fall–EU won’t be exception’ (September 29) – is wrong, misleads with anti-EU falsehoods and hides his true motivation in voting Leave. For Brexit Britain however, domination by a real empire will become a certainty.