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Bonfire licensing scheme a move forward

Contentious bonfires are a fraught issue over the summer months but the height of the marching season is generally recognised as not the most auspicious time to tackle a problem that raises community tensions.

Alarm over tragic death of Sophie Bridges

It is essential that our senior politicians and health administrators devote careful and sympathetic consideration to the circumstances surrounding the short life and sad death of 21-year-old Sophie Bridges.

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.

Politicians and commentators continue to stoke old hatreds

As I left the launch of the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Northern Ireland civil rights movement, I felt considerable sadness at all the opportunities that were missed and the mistakes that were made, as our society would go on to become embroiled in an unnecessary conflict.

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