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Perhaps the best way to Troubles truths may be a grand jury-style system

After every atrocity in Northern Ireland victims were assured that “no stone would be left unturned” to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Clare Bailey wrong about abortion demands being part of UN convention

I read with some confusion the letter by Clare Bailey MLA regarding abortion (‘We are exporting girls to access healthcare that should be available in NI’, November 22).

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The aftermath of the 1978 IRA massacre at La Mon, in which 12 people were burned alive. Picture Pacemaker

Why are there no war crime trials of IRA leaders?

In light of the conviction of the Bosnia Serb general Rakto Mladic for war crimes, when can we expect the PIRA leaders including members of Sinn Fein to appear in the tribunal similarly charged?

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Jim Allister: There’s never been a better time for unionists to demand change at Stormont

Jim Allister: There’s never been a better time for unionists to demand change at Stormont

With republicans demanding a “rights based” society with various political demands dressed up in fluffy language it is far past the point where unionists demanded the fundamental rights others take for granted in a democracy but which are denied in Northern Ireland.

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Concern at killing

Concern at killing

Some republicans are concerned about the unborn.

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Hume the peacemaker

Hume the peacemaker

In the week that Gerry Adams retires and the film ‘In the Name of Peace – John Hume in America’ is released, let us recall the words of veteran journalist Feargal Keane who said of John Hume “Blessed are the peacemakers who did right from the very start”.

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Lord Empey: Budget made me think of wasted opportunities for NI

Lord Empey: Budget made me think of wasted opportunities for NI

Observing the budget being delivered in Parliament yesterday, I could not help but think of all the wasted opportunities for Northern Ireland.

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Robert Mugabes controversial TV address on Sunday, in which he failed to stand down as Zimbabwe's president, but he has since done so. (AP Photo)

The first day of Zimbabwe’s future

I spent the first 13 years of my life in Zimbabwe and am delighted at the resignation of Robert Mugabe.

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Clare Bailey: We are exporting girls to access healthcare that should be available in NI

Clare Bailey: We are exporting girls to access healthcare that should be available in NI

I read with some confusion the comments made by Jim Allister with regards to the UK government’s plans to offer girls under the age of 16 from NI access to free abortions in England (‘Shock at offer of free abortions for NI minors,’ Nov 16).

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Electoral Commission wants diverse candidates

Your piece by Chris Moncrieff (‘Chancellor faces daunting balancing act on budget day,’ November 21) suggests that the Electoral Commission “wants to see a [House of] Commons picked by quotas”; “wants to change the way people vote, in some basis on the basis of the colour of their skin”; and has “nefarious plans for social engineering”.

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A united Ireland looks elusive as Adams gets set to bow out

Gerry Adams is planning to retire once again from republicanism.

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We must resist any NI-GB Brexit split

Is there anything that ‘remoaners’ will not say or do to stop Brexit for their own selfish reasons?

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Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams addresses the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in the RDS, Dublin on Saturday, when he announced a timetable for his departure. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sammy Wilson: The welcome demise of Mugabe and Adams

This weekend has been a bad one for presidents and a good one for those who are sick and tired of suffering under their destructive leadership.

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Robin Swann: Adams’ political campaign will end without a united Ireland

Robin Swann: Adams’ political campaign will end without a united Ireland

Gerry Adams was one of the godfathers of the republican movement.

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Baffled as to why such an ILA advocate spoke in English

Baffled as to why such an ILA advocate spoke in English

I can’t help wondering why one of the strongest advocates of an Irish language act who is also president of a militant Irish republican movement should, whilst addressing his supporters in Dublin, deliver is speech in English.

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Hypocrisy about supporting the wishes of the people

Hypocrisy about supporting the wishes of the people

Once again the arrogance and hypocrisy of the DUP are shown with the words of their MP Sammy Wilson.

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Tina the elephant, at Belfast Zoo

With excellent wildlife TV, no need to confine animals

I refer to the recent death of Tina the elephant (pictured above) at Belfast zoo.

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Gunpowder script lacked balance

Gunpowder script lacked balance

The recent BBC TV series, Gunpowder, written by the Northern Ireland man Ronan Bennett, portrayed Protestants as the villains and the Catholics as the persecuted.

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