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  1. Galway hold their nerve to see off Armagh in penalty shoot-out epic at Croke Park

    Galway hold their nerve to see off Armagh in penalty shoot-out epic at Croke Park

    All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final: Galway 2-21 Armagh 3-18 (Galway win 3-1 on penalties after extra-time) From Andy Watters at Croke Park HOW do you do justice to that in a thousand words? This nerve-shredding, blood-and-thunder epic was 100 minutes of non-stop action that included 44 scores, three red cards, the first-ever penalty shoot-out at All-Ireland Championship level and countless cheers, curses, roars and, at the end, Galway smiles and Armagh tears.

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  1. Claire Simpson: Rail strike shows need for industrial action

    Claire Simpson: Rail strike shows need for industrial action

    ARE we suffering from collective amnesia, where everything previous generations learnt has been thrown into a giant skip and set on fire? Rows over the effectiveness or otherwise of the Covid vaccine dismissed hundreds of years of research in favour of conspiracy theories.

  2. Leading article: Courts must protect women

    Leading article: Courts must protect women

    It is impossible to ignore the wider significance of the separate cases which came before our courts in the space of 24 hours last week involving the cruel murders of Emma Jane McParland, Patrycja Wyrebek and Jennifer Dornan.

  3. Society must stop using the word ‘punishment' to describe crimes

    I was very disturbed to read in the media statement of the Police Ombudsman into the  case of four  young men who in 1979 made false confessions to the police the following terminology: “…a number of punishment shootings… implicated them in a punishment shooting…”.

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  1. Capital allowances on second-hand properties

    Capital allowances on second-hand properties

    QUESTION: I am buying a new business premises, is there anything I need to consider before signing contracts with the vendor? ANSWER: When purchasing a property, parties are quick to query the VAT and stamp duty implications as they can create immediate tax charges, however capital allowances are often forgotten.

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  1. Trad/Roots: Sharon Shannon and Belfast Tradfest are a perfect mix

    Trad/Roots: Sharon Shannon and Belfast Tradfest are a perfect mix

    WATCH out Belfast, you are in for a hell of a week at the end of July as Sharon Shannon and her big band returns to Belfast as part of Tradfest, the week-long summer school which features a full programme of concerts, workshops, talks, lectures, sessions, céilís and a festival club – all in Belfast city centre.

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