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A second election would be the most polarising in my lifetime

Sinn Fein is very keen on a second election.

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Prime Minister Theresa May announces in the House of Commons, London, that she has triggered Article 50, starting a two-year countdown to the UK leaving the EU. Wednesday March 29, 2017. Photo: PA Wire

Diane Dodds: It’s a good day for democracy as our EU exit becomes inevitable

When the prime minister triggered Article 50 yesterday she reflected the collective will of the United Kingdom.

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An exciting time for Britain, despite the uncertainty

The UK will have left the EU within two years of yesterday, if Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50 sticks to the supposedly fixed timetable.

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Ken Funston (whose brother was murdered by the IRA) during  a Memorial Day to the victims of terrorist attacks in the Senate Chamber in Parliament Buildings, Stormont on March 13 2017.  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Eulogising of McGuinness has re-traumatised victims, says man whose brother was murdered by the IRA

My brother Ronnie was murdered on the Fermanagh border on March 13 1984, targeted by local people and the act carried out by the IRA.

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Silence among MPs as PM pays tribute to McGuinness

Silence among MPs as PM pays tribute to McGuinness

The Prime Minister paid tribute in the Commons the other day to the late Martin McGuinness, former IRA commander and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. Unsurprisingly, her words were heard in a resounding silence.

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Much more needs to be done to improve the A6 road to the NW

To get a sense of how much needs to be done on the Belfast to Londonderry road, consider this fact:

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Sinn Fein holding us all to ransom

Events in recent months, particularly recent days, raise grave questions about the prospects of stable government with Sinn Fein.

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Alex Kane

For better or worse, unionist unity looks a matter of when, not if

Almost a month after the shock of losing their overall majority in the Assembly – the first time since the opening of the Northern Ireland Parliament in 1921 that non-unionists have outnumbered them – unionists are still stopping me in shops and on the street and giving me a variation of, “we need to stand together before it’s too late”.

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Unionists must not be panicked by disgraceful SF tactics

It is essential that Sinn Fein’s disgraceful, deliberately destabilising conduct is not rewarded today by either unionists or the British government.

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The coffin of Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness is carried down Westland Street into the Bogside ahead of his funeral at St Columba's Church Long Tower, in Londonderry. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ben Lowry: McGuinness travelled a long way but his past was so ruthless it cannot be ignored

On Thursday I reported on the funeral of Martin McGuinness, walking like thousands of other people behind his coffin as it was carried from his house in Westland Terrace in the Bogside to St Columba’s church.

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Consulting grassroots might be best way for UUP leader to begin

Robin Swann seems set to be the next leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.

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Understanding credit scoring

Understanding credit scoring

Q. How do loan companies decide to give credit? A few years ago I had money troubles and I am worried this will affect my loan application.

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Sandra Chapman

It may take next generation to point a way for Ulster’s future

When the Daily Telegraph devotes almost an entire page to one obituary, readers can be sure that the deceased was a prominent, if not important, person.

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Jamie Bryson. Photographer �Matt Mackey - Presseye.com

Jamie Bryson: IRA abandoned violence only when it knew it would get a tactical advantage and concessions in politics

The death of anyone will bring sorrow and pain to their families and friends.

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A hint of optimism in the aftermath of McGuinness funeral

The funeral of Martin McGuinness has been held and Northern Ireland moves into a new chapter.

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Lt Cdr John 'Jock' Moffat

Belfast-trained pilot’s torpedo that disabled the Bismarck’s rudder

A reader’s e-mail a few weeks ago stated succinctly and somewhat mystifyingly - “The man who sank the Bismarck learned to fly at Sydenham.”

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London must stand up to threats from Gerry Adams

Last night Gerry Adams upped the ante in the Stormont political negotiations with an inflammatory and uncompromising speech.

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McGuinness did change, but his many victims still suffer

Martin McGuinness died yesterday at the relatively young age of 66 but after an intense life, and one that had far reaching influence.

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An almighty looming collision between May and Sturgeon

An almighty looming collision between May and Sturgeon

Who will blink first in the current titanic battle of the Amazons now raging over Scottish independence?

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PM unlikely to face such favourable poll conditions as now

The temptation to hold a snap general election must be very great for Theresa May.

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