Jim Gibney’s article (January 2) on the first action in the War of Independence in January 1919 and the revisionism surrounding it, while grounded in error and laced with irony, was particularly topical although absolutely no one familiar with the area would ever associate Soloheadbeg with Clonmel; it would be akin to referencing Bellaghy from Coleraine, Clonoe from Omagh or Camlough from Craigavon.
There are now several realistic alternatives to the backstop which do not threaten the constitutional integrity of the UK and ensure the whole UK leaves the EU and retains full democratic control and sovereignty.
There will be considerable puzzlement that the overdue restrictions on the use of fixed-odds betting terminals in bookmakers introduced by the British government have not been extended to Northern Ireland.
Christmas is usually a happy time for children and families. However, for a small number of girls in our society the holidays present a time of vulnerability and greater risk of harm with the threat of being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation. (FGM).