Manchester suicide bombing was callous and cowardly attack on a generation of young women
To her teen fans, Ariana Grande is an outspoken icon and a social media sensation, writes Phoebe Luckhurst.
To her teen fans, Ariana Grande is an outspoken icon and a social media sensation, writes Phoebe Luckhurst.
Sinn Fein's northern leader is delusional if she thinks people don't see through her 'that was then, this is now'' whataboutery, writes Eilis O'Hanlon.
Almost a decade and a half ago I co-produced a documentary series on the history of paramilitary bombings during the Troubles.
Like everyone else, I was sickened and horrified by Monday's attack at the MEN Arena. I was a student at Manchester Metropolitan University and have lived in different parts including Fallowfield, Rusholme, Whalley Range and Didsbury over the years, and regularly return to...
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter... How often have we heard that idiotic old trope trotted out here in recent years?
The implications of Brexit appear to be endless. Today we report that leading spokespersons for GPs in Northern Ireland are stating the EU-nationals who are working here as doctors should retain special status post-Brexit to prevent the collapse of our healthcare system.
You are a s***. You are a w*****. What you need is a good kicking. Your type should be done away with. We know where you work. You've got it coming to you. Here comes the rape train for you...
One day, when I was about 12, I was with a group of friends playing about in Colin Glen when we found a copy of a naturist magazine. Someone had discarded it in that peaceful and beautiful place and, suddenly, I was more interested in the colour pictures than in the...
Sinn Fein is entering this election in a far superior position to any other party - and that certainly came across at its manifesto launch yesterday. The candidates and their leadership were oozing confidence.
Labour Party in-fighting is likely to be a turn-off for voters - but there are some jangling nerves among the Tories too
Today we publish a story about the bond between two centenarian ladies whose long lives have been remarkably entwined.
He and I had our differences. So said Gerry Adams last week of Enda Kenny, when reluctantly and a bit late in the day, at 66 and in excellent health, he stepped down as leader of Fine Gael. “But I acknowledge that he did his best from his perspective. From Sinn...
Amid the barrage of claims, counter-claims, mistruths and alternative facts exchanged by representatives of both sides during the EU Referendum, the assertion made by the Leave campaign that exiting the European Union would allow the United Kingdom to "take back...
There was definitely something out of the ordinary about last week's visit of Prince Charles and Camilla to the Seamus Heaney HomePlace.
While there has been a welcome decline in the overall number of crimes reported to police in the past year, any relief must be tempered by the increase in what most people would regard as serious offences.
The other day, on a London radio station, I heard a furious man denouncing the government, after which the interviewer said: "So, you'll be voting Labour, then?"
In any other place, the latest allegations surrounding the 'dark money' - which the DUP received to support the Brexit campaign - would have provoked a media frenzy.
Departing Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory certainly isn't saying that he was driven out of office by criticism from unionists and Tories over his handling of legacy issues.
In a week when Sinn Fein were still refusing to take their seats in the Westminster parliament, purportedly because of the oath of allegiance to the monarch, it was reassuring to see that party leader Gerry Adams was still able to greet Prince Charles, the future heir to the throne...
Someone I know on Facebook posted a suggestion in the wake of paedophile-murderer Ian Brady's death that the killer's wretched remains should be buried in secret on Saddleworth Moor and no one should be made aware of their whereabouts.
If the walls of Brendan Duddy's sitting room could talk, what a story they would tell. For it was in the Londonderry businessman's home over three decades ago that the foundations of the peace process were laid.
Given a chance to go back in time and erase something she's said in the past, Arlene Foster would surely be tempted to return to the day last week when she gave an interview to Dublin's Sunday Independent newspaper and, asked to describe her Sinn Fein counterpart Michelle...
In years from now the year 2017 at the North West 200 will be spoken about in almost sacred and hushed tones. Everything about the Thursday race and the Saturday keynote event was spectacular. But it was more than that. As each race took place, even with a delay on...
Theresa May is playing it cool during this campaign, not daring to take any risks, believing this is the way to achieve a big majority on June 8.
The worldwide cyber attack at the weekend is a shocking example of the ruthlessness of those people who can cripple so many computer systems and create havoc on a wide scale.
Last week, by the skilful use of emotional blackmail, Stephen Nolan got me to watch a lengthy TV programme I would normally dodge. On Wednesday morning I was on his Radio Ulster show arguing that 16 and 17 year-olds shouldn’t have the vote because they’re insufficiently...
One of the great unsolved mysteries of the Troubles is the fate of the remains of Captain Robert Nairac, the young British officer who was badly beaten and murdered by the Provisional IRA in 1977.
Part of me never gave a hoot about Mike Nesbitt lying face down on a hotel floor with two women over him. I could imagine various scenarios between the innocuous and the horrific, some of which made claims on my sympathy and concern, some of which suggested that pity and...
Observing the growing legions of homeless people in central Belfast, many them young, vulnerable and wretched-looking, I often wonder what it must be like for them when darkness falls in this city.
Dismaying news from my beloved alma mater this week. A substantial gender pay gap has been exposed between male and female professors at Queen's University Belfast (QUB). Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that QUB's female professors earn almost 15%...
It is the time of year when pupils prepare to take their GCSE and A-level examinations. Naturally, many will feel a certain amount of pressure to perform well, but it appears that for significant numbers that pressure is unbearable.
I read with interest the article by your columnist Lindy McDowell (Life, May 10), entitled "How Protestants have flown the flag for Irish, even if some of us can only name pieces of household furniture".
There are two potential explanations for why Michelle O'Neill speaks so slowly in Sinn Fein's party election broadcast.
We have become so accustomed to royal visits to both parts of this island that we no longer find them extraordinary. Certainly, those who meet royal visitors continue to be enchanted and even slightly in thrall, but the scaling down of evident security and the lifting of previous pre-visit news blackouts leave the public somewhat blasé.
Laura Harper will always be grateful to her son Leo for saving her life. The little boy was only three when Laura suffered a severe stroke while at home with him and his baby sister. Despite his tender years, he instinctively knew something was wrong with mum, ran to the door...
Gerry Adams is Northern Ireland's answer to Donald Trump. Both men have a chronic inability to keep their mouths shut, or their fingers still, and can regularly be found, late at night on Twitter, issuing a stream of borderline inappropriate - and sometimes downright weird -...
The year 2017 has already given us more than a year's worth of political drama. The collapse of the Executive at Stormont and the subsequent Assembly election. Weeks of talks between the five main parties in which I and Secretary of State Brokenshire have been...
He never led a revolutionary army, he never sent anyone to face an execution squad and he spent the last 11 years of his life in prison in Italy, but Antonio Gramsci has probably had a greater influence on the democratic Western countries, including the United Kingdom, than...
The Journey tells a tale of the Rev Ian Paisley's slow embrace of power-sharing and Martin McGuinness. It's intended as a "homage", Colm Meaney, who plays McGuinness, told The View last Thursday night. Timothy Spall (Paisley) described how he had worked to depict how...
The recent publicity surrounding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal several years ago never ceases to touch the public heart, such was the outrage felt by many parents at the time of her criminal abduction and disappearance.
Influenced as much by The Clash's Joe Strummer as Karl Marx, or Che Guevara, this writer became an early convert to Left-wing causes. Even by the end of the 1970s, this fledgling Leftist was adopting the "causes" of others across the planet, such as the heroic...
Well, that was a sight I never expected to see. Former UUP leader Mike Nesbitt spreadeagled on a Belfast hotel floor, pinned down by two women. When people talk about a politician being brought low, they usually don't mean literally.
Feminists all over the world clamour that "more women's voices must be heard". More women's voices in science, on business boards, in academia, in the media, and, above all, in politics. However, no feminists I can trace have praised the French presidential candidate...
The phrase ‘Skibbereen Eagle’ was shorthand in my family for any pronouncement by a self-important person on matters way beyond their grasp.
Elections and polls are a big deal. They are important and they have consequences. Sometimes those consequences are greater than at other times and they are not always foreseen.
So, could this EU-UK divorce pull in opposite directions on both islands in the European Union's north-western extremity? On this, John Bull's Other Island, we could become A Nation Once Again. Meanwhile, back on JB's main island, disunity may ensue, as Scotland peels off,...
Janet McCollum, chief executive of Moy Park, was the deserved recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award at this newspaper's Business Awards last night. As head of one of Northern Ireland's blue chip companies she is a superb ambassador for the province's agri-food...
When Alistair Campbell, Tony Blair's spin doctor, said "we don't do God" he clearly wasn't thinking about Northern Ireland. Here our politicians do God all the time. Religion is interwoven so tightly with politics that it's often impossible to tell the two apart.
This newspaper has consistently highlighted the shameful treatment of victims and survivors of the Troubles. Almost two decades after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, legacy issues continue to be contentious and one of the main sticking points preventing the restoration of devolution at Stormont.
It's a strange feeling when one of the crew of Star Trek takes time out from fighting Klingons to tell you that you should be ashamed of yourself because you never shot anyone. Step forward Starfleet chief Miles O'Brien (aka Irish actor Colm Meaney), who told the Guardian...
John DeLorean's life is tailor-made for the movies - the good-looking, silver-tongued American motor mogul who designed a futuristic gull-winged car in Northern Ireland, financed by government money and then later arrested on drugs charges which he beat.
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