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EDITORIAL: After rocky start, Stormont finding its feet in Covid crisis

MONDAY was a milestone in the Covid crisis, as it was the first time since the first death in Ireland on March 11 that no deaths from the virus were reported on the island. But when the history of the pandemic in Ireland comes to be written, will it have been a positive milestone or […]

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EDITORIAL: Murder of Kieran Wylie illustrates bankruptcy at heart of violent strategy

THE savage murder of 57-year-old Kieran Wylie in Lenadoon is perhaps the most stark illustration yet – and we have had plenty – of the moral bankruptcy at the heart of violent dissident republicanism. While the community faces a health crisis the like of which we’ve never seen before, while the heroes  of our Health […]

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EDITORIAL: Amidst No. 10 Lies and Deception, unionists should realise being on an island has advantages in a pandemic

NEWS that the United Kingdom now has the highest Covid death rate in Europe seems to have come as something of a suprise to those inclined to believe British Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he said last week that the world was watching to see what lessons it could learn from the “apparent success” of […]

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WE SAY – EDITORIAL: Someone will have to explain why Stormont followed heartless London lead on Covid-19

LAST week’s decision to reopen cemeteries was the right one, but – as with every other public space at present – activity will have to be closely monitored to ensure that safe practices are being observed. And though the cemetery move is to be cautiously welcomed, it is perhaps unfortunate that it came at a […]

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EDITORIAL: Trusting in Ourselves amidst jaw-dropping ineptitude of British Government

IT seems likely that when the British government finally gets round to counting people who have died at home or in care homes from Covid-19, the United Kingdom will be the second-hardest-hit country on the planet. If we haven’t already had enough evidence of the jawdropping ineptitude of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government, […]

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Dissident threat widens

REPORTS this week that Sinn Féin elected representatives have been informed that they may be targeted by the ‘New IRA’ with under-car bombs is another grim reminder of what ‘republican’ micro-groups have to offer. The news comes a week after MLAs Gerry Kelly and Michelle O’Neill were warned that their lives are in danger. That […]

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