A few rules for local motorists
Seven tips for local motorists:
Seven tips for local motorists:
I am writing this in response to a formal warning to the Northern Ireland Executive regarding the ongoing Budget crisis (News, July 17). I would like to express my anger at the Assembly's failure to implement the Stormont House Agreement.
It never fails to amaze me how people always fail to see the big picture, ignore reality and pretend things are not as they really are. We are, however, talking about politicians, so normal rules don't apply.
For the life of me, I just fail to understand the rationale of people who oppose, or wish to restrict, shop opening hours on a Sunday.
We welcome the Prime Minister's announcement that new legislation will require every company with 250 employees or more to publish the gap between average female earnings and average male earnings.
Either coalition forces are deliberately supplying Isis fighters in Syria, or air-drops of military equipment are falling into enemy hands due to intelligence failure.
The integrity of the eurozone has been maintained, but at what cost, and why?
Once again, the erstwhile leader of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams, calls on the Irish and British governments to implement that part of the Stormont House Agreement dealing with the past.
Surely the EU 'leadership' has now been irrevocably exposed for what it is - a motley crew of local-area enforcers for the self-serving agenda of the transnational financial elites.
Edward Stevenson, Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, in publicly inviting President Michael D Higgins to the annual Rossnowlagh Orange Order parade, said he would like President Higgins to "witness the spectacle of the only Twelfth demonstration in the Republic" (Write Back, July 16).
I read, with interest and concurrence, your Dundrum correspondent (Write Back, July 15) on the subject of flag-flying in that village. I note, specifically, his statement that flags are erected without public consultation.
Colin Smith (Write Back, July 15) compares the Greek disaster in Brussels to the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC, which the Greeks lost to a larger Persian army, and adds as "just a bit of insight for Athens" that even that city was destroyed later.
It really is a bit much that various EU leaders talk about Greece having to "rebuild" trust. What about the trust those leaders have to rebuild with the Greek people and the people of Europe?
I write as a Presbyterian minister dismayed by the attitudes displayed by those who claim to be defending the Reformed faith.
I was delighted that Newry, Mourne and Down Council has decided to give its support to marriage equality and I would like to thank the parties that gave this motion full support.
It was one year ago that the grand master Edward Stevenson, speaking at Rossnowlagh, said: "I publicly invite the President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, to join us... next year."
I was delighted to see Newry, Mourne and Down Council endorse marriage equality; this was an important symbolic vote.
Can the SDLP please clarify its position on marriage equality? It seems to be all over the place on this issue.
I write in support of Porteous Woods' statement (News, July 11) that "criticisms of ideas and ideologies must be considered as protected speech".
Recent media coverage on schizophrenia has attempted to link it to smoking. It was reported in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal that smoking cigarettes might increase people's risk of psychosis, say researchers who believe tobacco, as well as cannabis, could play a part in causing schizophrenia.
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