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Troubled people of Palestine need our voices and our help

On Monday April 17 more than 1,000 Palestinian political prisoners began a hunger strike in an effort to both highlight and combat the continuing inhumane treatment they receive at the bloodied hands of the Israeli regime. They were joined by hundreds of Palestinian citizens, including the mothers of some internees.

Pearson's welcome investment in Belfast

Yesterday's confirmation that Pearson, the leading publisher, is opening a finance centre in Belfast which will employ up to 300 people, is a significant and strongly positive development.

Fire setters a danger to the public

Stephen Oreilly
WHILE most of us have been enjoying the good weather of the past few days, sadly some mindless individuals have been starting fires which have been keeping the emergency services very busy.

Relief for Ruddy family at last

Stephen Oreilly
THERE will be huge relief that the remains of one of the so-called disappeared were found at the weekend.

Public must be protected at Yorkgate station

There is a danger that the measures which have been introduced to prevent anti-social and criminal behaviour in the vicinity of Yorkgate railway station in Belfast will simply move the problems elsewhere.

Fresh hope for family of Seamus Ruddy

It is clear that the latest search in northern France for the remains of Newry-born Seamus Ruddy, who is feared to have been abducted and murdered by the INLA, is both comprehensive and painstaking.

Gulf between science and religion requires urgent attention

During the past decade The Irish News has very kindly published several of my letters claiming that original sin with the fall did not happen in space time on earth (Garden of Eden) but is a transcendental catastrophe which embraces the whole universe.

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