Assign bullfighting to the dustbin of history
The death of Spanish bullfighter Ivan Fandino, after being gored by a bull, must serve as yet another reminder of the extreme danger and gross inhumanity implicit in this so-called 'sport'.
Sinn Fein may still take seats in Westminster
All and sundry are having great fun slagging off DUP talks about a confidence and supply agreement to keep the Tories in power.
UVF flags reminder of how far Northern Ireland still has to go
Among other problems, summer in Northern Ireland is usually a time for controversy about flags. The problem is illustrated on just one lamp-post on the Sydenham Bypass, where flying just above the Union flag and the Northern Ireland flag is a flag for the UVF.
Humanists have nothing to live for and nothing to die for through their rejection of God and...
I notice Laura Lacole and Eunan O'Kane have been granted permission to go ahead with their 'humanist marriage' in Northern Ireland (News, June 20).
Region deals could earn cities millions
The north is losing out on millions of pounds from city region deals, which have been awarded to cities in England, namely Glasgow and to Cardiff. The question is, why has the north not got a city deal?
Will it take a death for politicians to finally do something about bonfires?
All right-thinking people will have been appalled at the loss of life and anguish caused by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Presbyterian Church does tolerate dissent
I note, with some concern, the rambling article of your columnist, Fionola Meredith (Comment, June 16).
Paisley would spin in grave over Tory deal
How can a good, Christian person like Arlene Foster, leader of a good Christian party like the DUP, possibly consider propping up an uncaring party such as the Tories under Mrs May, with all their controversial policies?
Why aren't there more IRA murder probes?
Perhaps Prof Kieran McEvoy (Comment, June 19) can explain how an amnesty for soldiers accused of inappropriate Troubles killings can possibly create difficulties for prosecuting IRA killers of the same period, when few (if any) such investigations appear to be going on.
DUP's Westminster leverage could be a shot in the arm for businesses, culture and the...
Congratulations are undoubtedly due to the DUP in this 2017 Westminster election and also to Sinn Fein.
Institutions protect an inhuman status quo
What we aren't being told in connection with recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London by Islamist terrorists is that the British security forces during the 1990s had a 'covenant of security' between themselves and a myriad of radical Islamist groups.
Victims still suffering as politicians fail to act on report's findings over NI institutional child...
We write as victims and survivors of institutional child abuse, which we suffered in children's homes across Northern Ireland over many decades.
Letter: Theocratic minority fuelling exodus from NI
I am one of the many Northern Irish citizens that left to pursue higher education and subsequently a career.
DUP ambiguity over UDA needs to end
It is now confirmed that the DUP will act as scaffolding, propping up a weakened Conservative government.
Conservative pact a cause for concern
There are real reasons to be concerned at a DUP-Conservative link-up in Britain.
Frustration over Frampton tickets
Like many fans, on Thursday morning past I was at my computer and ready for the release of the Carl Frampton fight tickets.
Charities say thanks for collection thanks
Charities say thanks for collection thanks
It's time for plain speaking: let's stop trying to trick people into thinking Ulster Scots is a...
I came across a couple of perplexed tourists in the Guildhall in Londonderry recently. Pausing to see what was causing them concern, it turned out to be the lady of the couple trying to decipher the sign for the toilet. This was, of course, very...
Haass talks tactics an affront to democracy
Despite marathon negotiations in 2014 between the political parties in the north, chaired by US diplomat Dr Richard Haass and talks vice-chair Professor Meghan O’Sullivan, the parties failed to reach a consensus on the seventh and final set of proposals.
Irish asserted right to national freedom
Your correspondent, ‘Reader’ (Write Back, June 12), states: “It was the south of Ireland which decided to break away from the UK in the early 1920s.”
DUP should call for a border poll right now
Maybe the DUP should seize the moment and call for a border poll right now?
Arlene Foster would be foolish to demand a pot of cash for Northern Ireland, because it will...
A week is a long time in politics, said Harold Wilson. Seven days ago, Arlene Foster wouldn't have ever believed that she would become the most powerful person in British politics.
GB public right to be concerned about deal
A General Election called to provide clarity on Brexit has led to a scenario few predicted. In the interests of the country, it is essential we reappraise our approach.
Non-sectarian pact could be good for NI
So as not to undermine the power-sharing Executive, or be accused of political bias, any deal the DUP makes should concentrate on the big infrastructure projects that have been planned over the next five years, with the cost of the agreed projects to sit outside the block grant, thus freeing money for the Executive to spend on health, education, etc.
South has its share of backward views too
Satirists and online mickey-takers are (understandably) having a right giggle at some of the backward views of DUP politicians. But, perhaps, we shouldn't be so smug here in the South.
Harsher punishments needed for elder abuse
On world Elder Abuse Awareness Day today, it is worth noting that, according to academic research, some 8,755 older people in Northern Ireland are being abused by those closest to them - whether friends, families or carers, and a further unknown number suffer in some care homes and hospital wards, too.
Refusing to vote only helps the extremists
Perhaps Fionola Meredith's "right not to vote" (Comment, June 9) could alternatively be described as her right not to bother to present herself at the polling station and make her mark - unless there is a guarantee that her preferred candidate will win.
Constructive leadership needed so parties work for all and don't fall back into politics of...
Northern Ireland's political map is now starkly divided and polarised. That is a cause for concern for those who care for this place and it gives us pause to think about what we are handing on to future generations. It is easy to slip into the politics of hatred and...
Deal a chance to push for same-sex marriage
Now that Britain has had a chance to glimpse what the DUP stands for (and is shocked that this state of affairs can still exist within the UK), I think popular and political representations should be made to Westminster to normalise our laws re same-sex marriage and abortion rights in line with the three other nations of the United Kingdom.
Furious English will force May out the door
So, it is any port in a storm for the Conservative Party.
Election result shows how far we've come
To say that the election results show a Northern Ireland more polarised than ever, wanting in a common ground, as some among the commentariat are now saying, ignores what is staring them in the face: the demise of an isolationist nationalism of one sort or another.
SNP a better fit for the Conservatives
Perhaps Theresa May would be better off forming a coalition with the SNP, since it doesn't have any hang-ups about same-sex marriage, or a woman's so-called right to choose.
Help for sufferers of pancreatic cancer
This year, 232 people in Northern Ireland will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Sinn Fein MPs should be removed and barred from Westminster for refusing to take seats
Sinn Fein should be completely barred from running in Westminster elections if they have no intention of taking up their seats.
Wonderful actor who gave great enjoyment
Peter Sallis has died, aged 96. Last of the Summer Wine - what a beautiful, poignant series.
Charging for entry to Causeway site wrong
As a frequent visitor to the North Coast, National Trust member and someone who works in the tourism industry, I must say that I find the National Trust's management of the Causeway to be an embarrassment.
People are still being forced out of homes
I read with interest Nelson McCausland's article on the subject of republican pogroms (Comment, June 1).
Parties responsible for current state of NI
Fionola Meredith's decision not to vote in the general election is understandable (Comment, June 9). Voting is a personal choice and far too many politicians expect our vote without making any attempt to earn it.
Electoral Commission needs to look at massive proxy voting increase in certain...
One of the concerning aspects of the May Assembly elections was the dramatic rise in proxy voting (up by around 50% since 2016) and why that rise was vastly greater in some predominantly nationalist/republican constituencies.
We are none of your business Dr Marlowe
How dare Dr Sean Marlowe, from Dublin (Write Back, June 6), think that he can tell the British nationalists here in Northern Ireland how to vote?
I have not been drawn to canvassers this poll
Alex Kane noted in his opinion piece (Comment, June 8) that 'politicians are more remote than ever'. My experience in Upper Bann would bear this out.
Society must not demonise Muslims
It was disturbing to read several audacious comments on social media calling for Muslims to leave the country in aggressive, threatening, abusive and offensive tones.
Slashing our liberties won't make us secure
It seems to be an accepted part of the populist narrative that every piece of anti-terror legislation passed in the past 40 years actually prevented terrorism, so anyone like Jeremy Corbyn, who voted against such measures, was, in some way, soft on terrorism.
Sinn Fein's recent converts should be hoping that they will never get what they have been...
Now that the election is over, we can look at what was the biggest issue.
New MPs must fight for real social issues
I find it most depressing that politicians managed to bring irrelevancies to the fore in the general election campaign.
Allister needs to look to future not the past
The recent letter from Jim Allister ('Having republicans in Stormont won't work') represents an unrealistic attempt to turn the political clock backwards.
May seems oblivious to concerns over Saudi
Theresa May wants "longer prison sentences" for terrorists.
Animal cruelty helping to stir up toxic hatred
People are weeping in Manchester, London, Paris and other locations around the world as the triumvirate of bomb, bullet and knife reduces city footpaths to one-sided battlefields.
Prison is the only place for dangerous extremists and the criminally-minded... not TV...
It turns out that one of the murderers that slashed and stabbed innocent people in the latest London terror attack was previously featured in a Channel 4 documentary about extremist Jihadis - watched by 1.2 million people, no less.
Sinn Fein mission to allay unionist fears over united Ireland - Adams predicts end of... Northern Ireland
Two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after hatchet attack in north... Northern Ireland
Whiterock parade in west Belfast, June 2017 [Photos] Northern Ireland
Conman who duped his Derry fiancée out of £4,500 for bogus wedding trip is... Northern Ireland
Belfast council staff 'fearing for safety' after bonfire pallets theft Northern Ireland
Belsonic 2017: Did you see Jess Glynne at Ormeau Park on Thursday? [Photos]
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NI woman's hard shoulder overtake 'worst' driving judge has seen
Cladding on these Northern Ireland flats may be same as Grenfell Tower
Belfast council staff 'fearing for safety' after bonfire pallets theft
Who was on the Belfast City Airport runway run [photos]
It's okay to call DUP 'dinosaurs', says Speaker
Box Nightclub in Belfast to close its doors after almost 11 years
Car reviews: Climb aboard the family-sized Fiat 500
NI church designated 'dangerous building'
Video: Belfast teacher subjects autistic child to tirade of abuse
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Northern Ireland Troubles gallery - conflict and bloodshed