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Alarm over Lurgan funeral violence

The level of violence which broke out during at a burial at St Colman's Cemetery in Lurgan could only be regarded as highly disturbing.

Fitting tribute to Elle Trowbridge

Co Tyrone woman Mandy Chism has displayed enormous courage by volunteering to help young people manage their own health and wellbeing after losing her own teenage daughter to suicide last year.

Stormont needs credible structures

Although previous speculation about the return of the Stormont power-sharing structures has regularly proved wide of the mark over the last year, there are growing indications that a deal may finally be emerging.

Kayden Fleck's death is an enormous tragedy

A full investigation is under way into the death of five-year-old Kayden Fleck in Co Antrim at the weekend but it is clear that a tragedy of enormous proportions has taken place.

Sinn Féin begins a new chapter

As he prepared to hand over the leadership of Sinn Féin to Mary Lou McDonald today, Gerry Adams was in reflective mood, telling one interviewer that he does not care how history will judge him.

Fears for Tory Island community

The population of Ireland's offshore islands has fallen steadily in the modern era, but for a number of reasons, primarily the determination of the residents, the rate of decline has eased in recent years.

William Scholes: Hyponatraemia report demands rapid action

William Scholes
THE professionalism, compassion and patience with which Sir John O'Hara and his team have conducted the inquiry into the hyponatraemia-related deaths of five children in hospital has resulted in a report of significant public interest.

Derry Girls head for the top

When it emerged that Channel 4 was planning a new entertainment show called Derry Girls, based on the lives of a group of teenage girls in the city at the height of the Troubles, the prospects did not seem particularly good.

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