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Another little bit of normality peeks through

There is a gripping scene in Brick City, a HBO documentary about the inspirational young mayor of crisis-hit New Jersey city Newark, Cory Booker, in which a school principal berates pupils who condone a murderous gun attack on their classmates. “This is not normal,” he part-blasts, part-beseeches the sullen pupils.

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Aisling’s Aisling is our new city story

BELFAST is a fast-changing city. The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in the Waterfront Hall at the weekend gave compelling evidence of that. However, like so many aspects of post-Good Friday Agreement society, it’s not changing half-fast enough.

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UUP death-rattle echoes across the chamber

IF EVER there was a sign from the heavens that the unionist game was up in City Hall, it came in these memorable words from our youthful Lord Mayor

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Tourist product needed for the 21st century

IN TALLINN, Estonia, they have a graphic Museum of the Occupation on the basis that visitors to the Baltic capital will want to know about that little country’s fight against

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Who’ll give a leg-up to those young Protestants?

Put it down to naiveté, but I am horrified by the fact that no children from Taughmonagh Primary School go on to university. And I think it’s not good enough for Belfast

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