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Modern-day revisionism is not exclusive to 26-county political parties

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.

Intimidation of MPs must stop

PUBLIC and political discourse has become increasingly characterised by coarseness and confrontation, and all too often conducted in an abusive tone.

Youth park trouble cause for concern

THE episode of anti-social behaviour by a group of young people in west Belfast at the weekend will be of concern to many in the immediate area and beyond.

Action needed over fixed odds betting terminals

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.

Awareness raising key to protection of children and young people

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).  

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