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OPINION: Gerry Adams – Real Change has to come from this Crisis

All of us are adjusting to our new routines and trying to come to terms with the real threat posed by the Coronavirus pandemic. The thousands of deaths in Italy and Spain are grim reminders of what may be coming our way and a deadly incentive for us all to stop close contact with other […]

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Tuairim: Zen agus an Scaradh Amach i ré an Víris Choróinigh

Tá mórán ráite agus scríofa faoi na mórdheacrachtaí a bhaineann le seal an scartha amach. Baol amháin a bhaineann leis na srianta fisiciúla atá orainn ná go dtiocfaidh suaitheadh intinne nó lionn dubh orainn. Caithfimid aire a thabhairt don mheabhairshláinte agus tá bealaí éagsúla ann leis sin a dhéanamh. Tá trialacha eolaíochta déanta a chuireann […]

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OPINION: Andrée Murphy – Women Will Do Politics Differently

When Michelle O’Neill paused in her answers to the Stormont chamber this week, she reflected heartfelt concerns in these days of uncertainty. Jim Allister had asked her about his constituent, a woman of 32 years with a young child, whose treatment for cancer has been upended as the Health Service tries to meet the challenges […]

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SQUINTER’S SIDEWAYS LOOK AT THE WEEK: Is this your car, sir? and other ways to ’embrace the spirit of Northern Ireland’

AS the Covid-19 crisis deepened and  Boris Johnson,  Dominic Cummings and certain members of our newly-reconvened Executive decided that a policy of letting eight people out of ten contract the coronavirus was not a good idea after all, it was time for a rethink. Cometh the hour, cometh the woman, and as people watched fearfully […]

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TUAIRIM: Gráinne Ní Ghilín ar Cheannasaíocht, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael agus an Coróinvíreas

Tá moladh ollmhór ag dul d’achan uile dhuine sa phobal s’againn atá ag déanamh a seacht ndícheall le dul i ngleic leis na dúshláin a bhaineann leis an ord nua atá ar an tsaol. Níl sé éasca, ach is spreagúil amach is amach an comhoibriú agus an cuidiú atá daoine ag tabhairt dá gcomharsana, dá […]

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OPINION: In a city oft-divided, unity against a common enemy

  We have been here before. Or at least, I have. Dread and despair.  A fear of imminent and overwhelming attack. Panic and hysteria. A feeling of abandonment. Questions in a torrent but answers in a trickle. It took a while before it hit me but my first ride on this rollercoaster was as a nine-year-old when […]

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