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Editorial: Put paramilitaries out of business

It is becoming increasingly difficult to understand why government has been tolerating those paramilitaries which are still in existence, rather than using the law to put them out of business.

Editorial: Relief and sadness at award

The award of £350,000 to the estate of a man tortured by the British army more than 50 years ago represents final vindication after a long, courageous campaign for truth.

Editorial: Cancer patients cannot wait

When a new cancer strategy for Northern Ireland was published 12 months ago, then health minister Robin Swann spoke of the imperative to move forward urgently to transform services.


Strong hopes for Joe Biden visit

There are good reasons to believe that US president Joe Biden is seriously considering a visit to Ireland next month and it will be widely hoped that he is able to include a northern engagement in his itinerary.