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Unfair and demeaning remarks about loyal orders must be challenged

As an ordinary grassroots member of all the Loyal Orders, I want to challenge the unfair and demeaning remarks from Mark Taggart from Fermanagh (July 20) which were directed at my legitimate cultural expression.

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Dead horses covered up and wrecked cars at the scene of carnage in Rotten Row, Hyde Park, after an IRA bomb exploded as the Household Cavalry was passing in 1982

SF talk about equality but glorify IRA barbarity

The slaughter in the photograph happened 35 years ago, when the IRA murdered four Blues and Royals guardsmen in Hyde Park.

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No genuine members of the Irish language community are interested in cultural warfare

No genuine members of the Irish language community are interested in cultural warfare

In his recent address to the McGill Summer School in Donegal, the DUP’s Edwin Poots spoke openly and at times positively about the Irish language, saying “anyone who speaks and loves the Irish language is as much a part of Northern Ireland life as a collaret-wearing Orangeman”.

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Mass produced, cheap, easily accessed Bibles meant everyone could read for themselves, without relying on what priests, the church and kings told them

I call on Christians to repent of all forms of bigotry

The church in Northern Ireland needs to repent.

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A view of BBC Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London, . There ought to be a publicly announced salary scale at the BBC, says Gerald Morgan. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The issue is BBC waste on large scale

The gender gap is not the main issue in the row over BBC salaries.

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BBC should recruit lower cost presenters from West Indies who speak so well

BBC should recruit lower cost presenters from West Indies who speak so well

I am spectacularly underconcerned at the level of the BBC’s remuneration of popular entertainers whose programmes are no doubt marketed by the corporation at a profit.

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Nolan does not pot stir on Radio 5 Live

Nolan does not pot stir on Radio 5 Live

Re Stephen Nolan’s salary:

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Clarity needed on whether Tory-DUP cash is dependent on Stormont’s return

Clarity needed on whether Tory-DUP cash is dependent on Stormont’s return

Any stranger reading Sir Jeffrey Donaldson’s letter (‘DUP delivered £1.5bn for NI,’ July 15) could be forgiven for thinking this deal is an unconditional fait accompli.

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General view of fire officers at the apartment block that was damaged beside the Sandy Row bonfire in south Belfast.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

MP: I clearly condemned the bonfire damage at apartments

In the opening lines of my statement in relation to the bonfire damaged apartments near Sandy Row I stated clearly what happened was wrong and recognised the residents’ fear and concern.

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The apartment blocks near the Sandy Row bonfire that were damaged by the heat, despite being hosed by several fire crew members throughout the entire blaze.
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Paula Bradshaw: MP should know that bonfire damage to apartments is about the rule of law, not about insurance

The response of newly-elected MP Emma Little Pengelly to the damage caused to apartments at Victoria Square by a precarious bonfire is hopelessly inadequate.

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The Canadian philosopher of Ulster extraction, Marshall McLuhan, who said 'the medium is the message'

We all have a mixed heritage

Some years ago Marshall McLuhan, the Canadian philosopher with Ulster roots, wrote a celebrated book entitled The Medium is the Message.

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There has been no justice for those burnt alive by PIRA

There has been no justice for those burnt alive by PIRA

Those who are clamouring for PSNI investigations and prosecutions over the bonfire burning of a coffin with the image of terrorist McGuinness on it would do well to remember that it was under his and others’ leadership that Sinn Fein/PIRA burned 12 innocents to death in a Belfast restaurant during the so-called “armed struggle”.

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