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Deadlock by design

The election for the assembly is over but already before the new assembly met, the parties were in disagreement and the DUP refused to create a new executive.

Compromise is the only option

Turmoil about the future of Northern Ireland is likely to last until the various participants tone down the destructive rhetoric and return to their privately held conclusions that compromise is the only option for stability, in spite of what they say.

Protocol negotiations

I KEEP hearing my fellow unionists complaining that their anger over the existence of the protocol is not being recognised or taken seriously.

BBC no stranger to political bias

I would like to ask the BBC a very pertinent question and that is, why was Mervyn Gibson invited onto its television coverage of the 2022 Assembly elections?

Government plan is needed to end passport application chaos

Several times over the last number of years I have called on the Irish government to intervene and end the huge backlog of passport applications currently in the system – thousands of people are presently in a queue, waiting for an Irish passport.

Food for thought

I read with interest Fr McCafferty’s thundering defence of the unborn child in his parish church on Easter Monday (April 18).

Can the election make a difference?

I approach the election with the perspective of someone who grew up in England to parents of northern Irish heritage and who came to live in Northern Ireland in 2017 to understand more about its history and that of Ireland generally.

Dream of united Ireland abandoned

I have often argued on this page that both the British and Free State governments have viewed the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) as an enduring political solution rather than an interim arrangement.