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Restore Stormont to fight Brexit crisis

As we enter a new year today, there can be no doubt that our two main political priorities are addressing the Brexit crisis and ending the suspension of our devolved institutions.

State papers provide remarkable insight into turbulent past

At this point of the year it is traditional to look back, not just at the previous twelve months but also past decades as the release of state papers in Belfast, Dublin and London discloses fresh details on political developments and events from the time.

Alarming rise in paramilitary attacks

Next year will mark a number of significant anniversaries which will rightly cause us to reflect on the events of our past and what progress has been made since those difficult times.

Maurice Hayes 1927-2017

The contribution made by the late Maurice Hayes to the cause of peace and progress in Ireland was exceptional on an enormous range of fronts.

No place for paramilitary shootings

AS MOST of us were busy getting ready for and then celebrating Christmas, paramilitaries in Derry and Belfast were inflicting misery on two men.

Crime spree sentences send out a firm message

There will be relief that two brothers responsible for a wave of burglaries targeting parochial houses and other homes have been brought to justice and no longer pose a threat to wider society.

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