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Deep alarm over Moneymore shooting

There will be enormous concern over the case of Malachi Coleman (22), who remains critically ill in hospital after he was found shot in the head in a BMW car parked on a rural Co Derry road earlier this month.

Malin Head no longer in a galaxy far far away

While Malin Head in Co Donegal is Ireland's most northerly point and a stunningly beautiful area, it is not in the most accessible of locations and has tended to be lacking in facilities.

St Patrick's Day is for everyone to enjoy

Stephen Oreilly
WHILE there were thankfully no reports of large-scale confrontations with police which have been witnessed in the Holylands area of Belfast on previous St Patrick's Days, PSNI arrest records from Saturday would indicate that there is more work to be done in ensuring the day is enjoyed by all and not spoiled by some who behave in a disorderly fashion.

Historic achievement for Ireland

Stephen Oreilly
THE IRELAND rugby team's grand slam achievement completed with Saturday's win over England at Twickenham will be remembered for many years to come.

Public is entitled to transparency in government

The lack of transparency in government was all too obvious during the last Stormont administration but it is remarkable to hear the head of the civil service confirm that an effective policy of secrecy was in place in relation to Sinn Féin and DUP ministers.

Church must listen to victims of abuse

It is just over a month since the Diocese of Dromore issued a statement regarding the abusive activities of Fr Malachy Finegan, former president of St Colman's College, Newry and parish priest of Clonduff parish.

Trump, Kim Jong Un meeting takes all by surprise

Stephen Oreilly
DONALD Trump caused a stir with the announcement yesterday that he was prepared to meet the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, perhaps taking some of his own administration by surprise.

Huge threat from litter on our beaches

The revelation that every single step we take along our wonderful coastline is surrounded by an average of four items of litter is deeply alarming.

DUP's position under close scrutiny

While both of the main Stormont parties must take their share of responsibility for the failure to restore our devolved institutions last month, it is the position of the DUP which is coming under particular scrutiny.

Fr Finegan abuse victims deserve full disclosure

While the resignation of Bishop John McAreavey is a significant development, it must be recognised that it is by no means the end of the matter in relation to the scandal of paedophile priest and teacher Fr Malachy Finegan.

Prayers for tragic Fermanagh family

The full horror of the Fermanagh fire disaster is slowly emerging with confirmation that a fourth body has been found in the burnt out shell of a house outside Derrylin.

Time was not on Clint Massey's side

In January, Kincora abuse survivor Clint Massey called for the implementation of the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry report, revealing that he was in poor health and had been given just months to live.

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