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Extracting trapped gold from phones is yet another advance

Whenever modern societies face a growing day-to-day problem, there is often a technological solution on the horizon.

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Jim Clarken, Chief Executive of Oxfam Ireland.

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Oxfam Ireland: When companies do not pull their weight in tax, other people have to foot bill

The European Commission ruled today [Tuesday 30th September] that Apple received illegal state aid from the Irish government.

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Burden on GPs needs to be cut but not by splurging more cash

Of the many problems facing the National Health Service, GP appointments are near the top of the list.

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Strikes have shown how much power unions have but Corbyn wants to give them more

Strikes have shown how much power unions have but Corbyn wants to give them more

More power to their elbows, brothers! Jeremy Corbyn has vowed that if – and it is a very big “if” indeed – he becomes Prime Minister, he will strengthen the powers of the trade unions particularly in the area of bargaining.

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Alex Kane

All sides need to answer hard questions and admit difficult truths

In September 1997, shortly after the DUP and UKUP had left the talks process because Tony Blair and David Trimble had agreed to Sinn Fein’s inclusion, I wrote this: “Peace doesn’t just depend on Blair, Ahern, Trimble, Hume, Adams and others cutting a deal.

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A colourful ‘Last Saturday’ close to a successful season

The six demonstrations held by the Royal Black Institution brought a successful marching season to a close.

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The start of the new school term can be a painful reminder for parents that their children are growing up

back to school syndrome and a lifetime of worry

Tomorrow sees my son go back to school. The new uniform has been acquired, as have new school shoes (the price of which were positively eye-watering) and his dapper new bag is ready to be filled with books.

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Theresa May on her first visit to Stormont as prime minister. 

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Ben Lowry: Memo to Theresa May – Look how the Human Rights Act is applied in NI

Before she became prime minister, Theresa May proposed that Britain should withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Ben Lowry: We need to examine why NI beat GB in GCSEs

Ben Lowry: We need to examine why NI beat GB in GCSEs

Pupils in Northern Ireland have far outperformed those of the rest of the UK at GCSE.

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Jail term given to Oscar Pistorius is plainly inadequate

The Oscar Pistorius legal saga has been a miserable affair, that took another depressing turn yesterday.

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Calculating liars who seek to destroy other people must be jailed

Court sentencing often comes into the spotlight when judges treat offenders too leniently.

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Maritime mural in Exploris restaurant

Anemone anomalies, cheeky monkeys, and jet propelled fossils

A little boy, gazing wide-eyed at the recently reopened Exploris Aquarium’s sea anemones, noticed that some of them sported a thick growth of billowing tentacles, but some didn’t.

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Doug Beattie: ‘Segregating extremist prisoners gives them a centre of gravity’

The decision for prisons in Great Britain to separate and segregate Islamist extremist prisoners demonstrates a failure to learn lessons from the United Kingdom’s past.

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Trevor Ringland: I won’t watch 66 Days – the hunger strikes led to more death and destruction

Trevor Ringland: I won’t watch 66 Days – the hunger strikes led to more death and destruction

I probably won’t watch 66 Days, the latest film dramatising the hunger strikes in Northern Ireland.

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Organisations like the NCA are crucial in civilised societies

It is encouraging to learn that the National Crime Agency (NCA) recorded 44 “disruptions” of organised crime in Northern Ireland last year.

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A much smaller House of Commons could come in a more federated UK. Photo: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

A new Act of Union is needed to re-configure internal UK relationships

It was Sunday August 31st 2014.

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Lying Lochte fully deserved to lose his main sponsors

As Team GB and NI returned to the UK yesterday, their Olympic triumph was still in our thoughts.

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Proving that we’ve still cot what it takes to make sporting history

Proving that we’ve still cot what it takes to make sporting history

The Rio Olympics drew to a spectacular close at the weekend, another historic sporting event was being celebrated in Co Fermanagh.

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Irish president avoids the black and white view of the past

Most unionists will have problems with President Michael D Higgins’ view of Irish history.

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Brexit ministers are behaving like quarrelsome schoolboys

Brexit ministers are behaving like quarrelsome schoolboys

The Tories’ leading Brexiteers urgently need a full-time nanny to wag an accusing finger and reprimand them: “Now, children, please will you stop this squabbling...”

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