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OPINION – LIAM MURPHY: Post-Covid we must do things differently

TOM O’Connell was unable to speak or hear. He was the father of a family – his wife shared his disabilities – who all had their faculties. As a teacher I got to know Tom well. He realised that I would be in the school building shortly after 8am (waiting on phone calls from the […]

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OPINION – ANDRÉE MURPHY: The unspoken public discourse rule: your dead are fair game, but never ours!

Click link above to listen to Andrée AT the weekend there were two Twitter exchanges that were worth noting for unspoken rules regarding public conduct. The first occurred on the anniversary of the killings at Loughgall in 1988. Those SAS extra-judicial killings and ambush are viewed very differently across our community spectrum, but at the […]

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TUAIRIM: Más mall, is mithid – An chéad mhórfhoclóir Gaeilge ó 1959 le foilsiú

Buail an nasc thuas le héisteacht le Gráinne Tá dea-scéala ann an tseachtain seo a chuirfidh gliondar ar gach gráthóir Gaeilge faoin spéir, scoláirí agus saoithíní go háirithe. Tá an ‘Concise English-Irish Dictionary’ curtha chuig na clódóirí san Iodáil ag Foras na Gaeilge agus beidh 8,000 cóip ar an mhargadh faoi thús na scoilbhliana nua […]

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OPINION – GERRY ADAMS: One good turn 173 years ago deserves another

THE Irish proverb “Is ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.” translates as  “We all live in each other’s shadow.” In other words we are all interlinked. In our own lifetime probably no greater example of this connectivity between people and communities – of us living in each other’s shadow – is to be […]

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OPINION – ELLY ODHIAMBO: Thanks to PSNI, My Hate crime attacker gets to write a letter, I get to attend A&E

LAST Friday was a normal day at work. I work in mental health support services. I clocked off at 9pm, had an hour’s break before starting a second shift from 10pm to 7am Saturday morning. So, I decided to head on to a supermarket. Mission: to buy a sandwich for work. When I got there, […]

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OPINION – JUDE COLLINS: Lectures from Leo on food bank photo-ops should be taken with pinch of salt

Thank you Johnny a great video put together. Showing how our Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey was well received within Strabane today 👏👏 Posted by Michaela Boyle on Friday, 15 May 2020 SO, should Sinn Féin ministers in the north  have posted images of themselves delivering food parcels to vulnerable and elderly people? Well, no, not if […]

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