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Newton Emerson: Varadkar summit strategy means Sinn Féin cannot lose

Newton Emerson
It is still worth paying attention to Gerry Adams, although he is losing media traction as his retirement date approaches - and the message the Sinn Féin president sent loudly and clearly in an Irish Times interview this week is that there will be no movement at Stormont before a meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference.

Derry Girls creates new stars despite the swearing

The much anticipated new Channel 4 comedy Derry Girls, chronicling the adventures of a lively group of teenagers in the city during the height of the Troubles, was never likely to be a dull affair.

Political leadership needed to tackle health crisis

Figures for the festive period have confirmed the scale of the crisis gripping the health service, which is particularly evident in emergency departments that are struggling to cope with the number of people needing care.

A Brextremely scrumptious recipe for cold turkey soup

At this time of year, we all know the country is awash with scrumptious recipes on what to do with that highly EU-subsidised leftover Christmas turkey, (especially the brown meat reality of looming Brexit disaster). 

Taunting of Dean Shiels is unacceptable

It is hard to fathom the mindset of some Falkirk fans who threw fake eyeballs towards Dunfermline Athletic midfielder Dean Shiels during Tuesday's Ladbrokes championship match.

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