With regard to corporal punishment being dished out in schools in the Republic, I can indeed concur from my experience as I am sure many others can also from their ordeal of Irish education system of the past.
The response of much of nationalism to the recent Northern Ireland census showing a greater number of Catholics than Protestants has at times been bordering on triumphalism, as if this was a political achievement.
Even if he delays calling a new assembly election, the new Northern Ireland Secretary of State will still be unable to prevent future crises resulting in the intermittent collapses of the assembly institutions including the power-sharing executive itself.
THE funeral of the queen set Sinn Féin a challenge and stage to be true to their word after May’s election, their capacity as a serious political party with all the responsibilities that go with it to act outside narrow political self-interest.
IT WAS in the early 1990s. Sir Jonathan Stephens of the NIO, knowing my admiration for Prince Charles and the excellent work of his Prince’s Trust, arranged for an invitation to be sent to me to join HRH at Hillsborough Castle for dinner.
Eugene F Parte (September 1) asks a pertinent question about the cause of the energy crisis and the current inadequate response. In short, there are different contributing factors at play which can be attributed to globalisation, left-wing activism and government policy.
At a parade organised by the Royal Black Institution in Bangor the grand master, William Anderson, became the latest loyalist to attempt to rewrite the history of the Troubles for their supporters. Anderson jumped on the political bandwagon of those who would like history to be rewritten to support their interpretation and deny the facts that are recorded and open for all to see and read.