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Alex Kane: RHI inquiry is exposing incompetence on a massive scale

Alex Kane
On November 29, 2017, three weeks after the RHI inquiry began, I wrote this in the Irish News: ''What the RHI saga highlighted was the very worrying discovery that the civil service/advisory side of the governing arrangements wasn't much better than the political side.

Disgraceful episodes in west Belfast

The attack on a bus lane camera car in west Belfast, which also resulted in an assault on two staff members, was a disgraceful episode in every way.

Rethink needed on Border Force passport rules

While it is not entirely clear what border arrangements will be in place by the time the UK leaves the European Union, the British government has moved to recruit hundreds of Border Force officers for Britain and Northern Ireland.

Big Tom McBride was the shining star of country music

The singer Big Tom McBride, who has died at the age of 81, enjoyed an amazing career which took him all round the world and he was probably the best known star in the colourful history of Irish country music.

Deep concern over attacks on transport staff

It has been a deeply disturbing period for public transport staff with a brick thrown at a bus driver in west Belfast and an indecent assault on a train conductor in Newtownabbey within the space of 24 hours.

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