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Relief over rescue of Co Derry bakery

There will be considerable relief that 260 jobs which were under threat at the Genesis Crafty bakery in Magherafelt, Co Derry, have been secured by the sale of the company.

Anita Robinson: Time to end the hype around exam results

Anita Robinson
Could we all please stop making such a Big Public Thing of exam results? Could school principals resist making results day an ‘event’, with candidates and parents swarming to the schools for the opening of the envelopes, often with the media present? 

Sinister attack on political process

The Sinn Féin MP for West Belfast, Paul Maskey, was fully entitled to described the targeting of the party's Connolly House office in his constituency as an attack on the democratic process.

Bernadette McAliskey's blunt verdict

The former Mid Ulster MP Bernadette McAliskey was characteristically blunt at the weekend when she said that Stormont had failed to protect the human rights of the entire population and deserved to be `bull-dozed.

Further glory for Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton’s open air win over Luke Jackson in front of 24,000 boxing fans at Windsor Park in Belfast on Saturday night was a memorable occasion by any standards.

Massive expectation surrounding Papal visit

The visit to Ireland by Pope Francis next weekend will be a massive event at every level, with up to 500,000 people expected to attend the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families at the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

Aretha Franklin's unique legacy

Aretha Franklin, who has died at the age of 76, was much more than an entertainer and in many ways could be described as the voice of an entire community.

Bimpe Archer: It's not too late to pull back from the brink

Bimpe Archer
AS the long, humid and unexpectedly hot summer dissolved into a more familiar comfortably soggy affair, an optimist may have hoped the mixture of Vitamin D in the bank and drop in mercury would led to a less febrile atmosphere.

Alex Kane: The hope of 1998 has been ground to dust

Alex Kane
ACCEPTING his Nobel Prize for Peace, John Hume said: "Once these institutions are in place and we begin to work together in our very substantial common interests, the real healing process will begin and we will erode the distrust and prejudices of our past and our new society will evolve, based on agreement and respect for diversity.

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