Quality of sermon affecting church attendance, says new poll

A majority of churchgoers in the United States say the quality of the sermon is the main factor affecting their church attendance.

Instonians went on a superb run to win last year's Premier League title

CRICKET: Three in NCU title mix as three battle drop

The 2017 NCU Premier League title race could be a survival of the fittest, the eventual winners the team that withstands the rigours of the most highly congested cricketing summer ever.

There have been no ministers in Stormont for two months - and from Wednesday there will be no possibility of direct rule ministers either

Sam McBride: From Wednesday, NI will be in an unprecedented democratic vacuum

Northern Ireland has now been without a government for four months and without any devolved ministers for two months.

Councillor David Armitage made the comment online before explaining it to the News Letter.

Alliance man links DUP and Tories to fascism

An Alliance Party councillor has linked the Conservative Party and the DUP with the ideology espoused by Hitler and Mussolini.

Meeting of Defence Select Committee, Westminister, in March to discuss Northern Ireland veterans

Ben Lowry: We are collapsing into an all-round Troubles amnesty

It came almost as if on cue.

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A liberal orthodoxy that is quick to issue ferocious judgements

An Alliance Party councillor has linked the Conservative Party and the DUP to fascism.

Steven Agnew Green Party leader with his supporters after winning a Stormont seat in North Down in March 2017.
 If the party kept a environmental focus, there would be a spectrum of goodwill. Photo by Brian Little/Press Eye

Ben Lowry: Green approach to pacts and SF suggests party has lost its environmental focus

Green Party policies are mainly located firmly on the left of the political spectrum.

President Donald Trump

Ben Lowry: Trump’s first 100 days shaping up as it seemed it would

It is 100 days since Donald Trump came to power.

Westminster, where the House of Commons motion was placed

Perhaps the all-Ireland Greens would feel at home with the SDLP

The coming Westminster election seems likely to be crucial for the future of Northern Ireland.

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Sinn Fein leader at Stormont Michelle ONeill addresses a crowd at Clonoe Church in Coalisland to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of four IRA men at the hands of the SAS. 
Picture by: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Two-faced SF have a military wing

Sinn Féin continue to show their true colours by their ongoing homages and homilies to republican paramilitaries.

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Crusaders centre-back Howard Beverland is hoping his side will be above Linfield at close of play today. Photographer - Matt Mackey / Press Eye

IRISH LEAGUE: Crusaders need to upset the history books

Crusaders are looking to become the first team this century to come from behind to win the Irish League on the final day of the season.

Linfield midfielder Jamie Mulgrew (right) was crowned Ulster Footballer of the Year yesterday afternoon . Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield one step from a title hijack

Linfield midfielder Jamie Mulgrew says he has had something of a surprising week.


Auschwitz is a place that will live long in the memory

There are days in your life that you never forget.

Northern Ireland pupils at  Auschwitz

Auschwitz: Local students learn from visit to Nazi death camp

Since 1999, over 30,000 students and teachers have taken part in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s groundbreaking Lessons from Auschwitz Project.

Derry City midfielder unleashes his emotions after scoring a late equaliser at Maginn Park.

DERRY CITY: Aaron McEneff nets late goal as City come from behind to earn draw

Derry City 2, St Patrick's Athletic 2
Kawasaki World Superbike star Jonathan Rea

WSBK: Jonathan Rea sets out his stall at Assen

Jonathan Rea made an ominous start to the fourth round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen as he topped free practice on his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR.

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko

Carl Frampton backs Joshua to ‘seek, destroy and win’ against Klitschko

Carl Frampton has tipped Anthony Joshua to see off Wladimir Klitschko and retain the IBF heavyweight title.

MEP warns Euro-summit on ‘United Ireland’

MEP warns Euro-summit on ‘United Ireland’

UUP MEP Jim Nicholson has warned a summit of European leaders that neither Dublin nor Brussels can speak for Northern Ireland on attempts to include provisions for a potential united Ireland in Brexit talks.

Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan. Pic: Arthur Allison.

Dublin ‘vows to co-operate’ on Kingsmills

The Irish government has insisted it will not stymie efforts to find closure for Kingsmills massacre victims.

Sam and Chloe Magee will bring at least a bronze home from the European Badminton Championships. Pic: Badminton Europe

BADMINTON: Ulster pair create Irish history

A Donegal duo have sealed Irish badminton’s first ever medal at the European Badminton Championships.

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