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Courts must treat terror seriously

The revelation that Damien McLaughlin – who is charged in connection with the murder of prison officer David Black – had his bail conditions relaxed in order to go for a spa break further undermines the already shaken confidence of the unionist community in the justice system.

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Rasharkin band deserves support

Rasharkin band deserves support

After attending the recent band parade organised by Ballymaconnelly sons of conquerors, I must commend the band for an excellent parade in the most trying of circumstances.

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Jo-Anne Dobson: Hospital crisis is deepening

Jo-Anne Dobson: Hospital crisis is deepening

It is outrageous that 225,000 outpatients and 70,000 inpatients are trapped on a hospital waiting list, with a further 96,000 people waiting for essential diagnostic tests or results at local hospitals.

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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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UFU welcomes call for Russian pork ban to be lifted

UFU welcomes call for Russian pork ban to be lifted

A World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling has confirming that the Russian ban on pork exports and live pigs breaks global trading rules.

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DUP has failed to get to grips with late payments laws

DUP has failed to get to grips with late payments laws

Sammy Wilson (August 22) should reflect on his enthusiasm for wanting the “spotlight of truth” shone on the finance minister and the Sinn Fein hierarchy.

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Co Antrim's Oisin Glenariffe club members  have voted to  remove a set of gates from the club entrance commemorating two IRA men who were killed in 1922. 
Picture by PressEye

DUP councillors: ‘We feel disgust at UUP vote on GAA park’

An open letter to Mike Nesbitt:

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NSPCC: Private tutors should be subject to more rigorous vetting

NSPCC: Private tutors should be subject to more rigorous vetting

As the new school year approaches we know that many parents will be considering private, independent tuition to supplement their child’s education.

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Trigger Article 50 as soon as possible

Trigger Article 50 as soon as possible

Yet more evidence is emerging that leaving the EU has been the right move, and the sooner Mrs May makes it official by triggering Article 50 the better.

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Next census could ask about attitudes to Irish unity

Next census could ask about attitudes to Irish unity

There has been a huge amount of media coverage of a border poll recently due to the EU referendum result.

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A cub hunting pack

Cub hunting is sickening

August is commonly associated with holidays and late summer festivities.

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We have been here before with the Stormont Executive

We have been here before with the Stormont Executive

The Stormont Executive is once again making news for all the wrong reasons as most people now see it as an embarrassment, with underhand dealings, the stench of corruption and no longer capable of doing anything constructive for the people of Northern Ireland.

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Unionists should close ranks to protect Brexit

Unionists should close ranks to protect Brexit

With the three nationalist and republican parties lodging a court challenge to the democratic Brexit vote, it proves that the vote in Northern Ireland was sectarian.

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The Ulster Grand Prix. Photo by Rod Neill Pacemaker

Don’t put cemetery near Ulster Grand Prix circuit

Following another memorable Ulster Grand Prix, I wish to voice my support from the perspective of a frequent English visitor, as the importance of this great event cannot be overstated.

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Daniel Allen with Arlene Foster

Councillor who defected to DUP should resign

I was shocked to learn that Daniel Allen defected to the DUP considering he was rather liberal on a range of social issues.

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Holiday trains are full once again

Holiday trains are full once again

Once again it is Don Quioxte time for that well subsidized organisation Translink. Claiming to be chivalrous and idealistic but in fact foolish and impractical.

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UK and Ireland should be re-united

UK and Ireland should be re-united

The British government has a moral duty to bring about the independence of the United Kingdom in accordance with the referendum result of June 23.

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It was 1916 that ended any chance of Irish unity, not Bobby Sands

It was 1916 that ended any chance of Irish unity, not Bobby Sands

One tragically deluded man, and his comrades imprisoned on terrorist offences, starving themselves to death “made a united Ireland less likely?”

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