Editor's Viewpoint: On a brighter note
A much more reassuring and uplifting example of our young people was provided in the past week by the musicians who acquitted themselves so well on the public stage.
The 8th Clandeboye Festival attracted an impressive range of talented young musicians and their international mentors, in association with Camerata Ireland and the inspiring festival artistic director himself, Barry Douglas.
At the weekend, the Ulster Youth Orchestra also gave stunning and acclaimed performances of classical music to capacity audiences in venues in Londonderry/Derry and Belfast.
This is the kind of good news about our young people which we must not overlook.