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OPINION – ELLY ODHIAMBO: Man’s best friend eased Big David’s journey from a refugee camp in Uganda to sanctuary in Belfast

WHEN David Waigo was a child, there was a brutal war raging in the Arua region of Uganda where he comes from. Gun battles raging and bombs shelling the entire place. His family were given refuge by a Christian mission in the area. Children, mothers, the elderly and whole clans had nowhere to run. At […]

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TUAIRIM: Thig leis an chriticeoir istigh a bheith gránna, géar

An oíche sular ordaíodh do ghnónna sna 26 chontae druidim síos ar mhaithe lena gcustaiméirí agus a bhfostaithe a choinneáil slán ón choróinvíreas, d’ordaigh mé leabhar ó Kennys i nGaillimh, gnólacht teaghlaigh atá ceithre scór bliain ar an fhód i mbliana. Bhí mé díreach rómhall le go gcuirfí mo leabhar nua isteach leis an bheart […]

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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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OPINION – ANDRÉE MURPHY: Peace roses will bloom again

WHERE I lived growing up in Dublin was pretty diverse. It had been a thriving Jewish area, with a synagogue, a Kosher butchers and bakery and a Jewish school, which I attended. Around the corner lived Miss Bernstein, who lived in a gorgeous little house, first with her companion, and then on her own. Miss […]

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OPINION – LIAM MURPHY: I’m optimistic that an Irishman’s team will create a Covid-19 vaccine (and I’ll be getting it)

THERE are over 100 organisations working on the creation of a vaccine to combat Covid-19. In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the frontrunning laboratory is at Oxford University. Most other teams have had to start with small clinical trials of a few hundred participants to demonstrate safety. But scientists at […]

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GERRY ADAMS: An internment journey from the Maidstone prison ship to Long Kesh and then to the British Supreme Court

THE British named it Operation Demetrius. For those of us who lived through the ninth of August 1971 it was internment day. Like many others I was awakened early that morning by the sound of binlids rattling their alarm across the streets of Ballymurphy and Springhill. 342 men and boys from nationalist homes across the […]

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