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Tuesday 17 September 2019

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'DUP leader Arlene Foster felt so strongly about the footage of some players singing ‘Come Out Ye Black and Tans’ as a band parade passed their bus in Aughnacloy on Saturday that she wrote an opinion piece for the ‘Belfast Telegraph’ calling for “meaningful action” to be taken against those involved.' Photo: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Colette Browne: 'Burning issue in the North is a no-deal Brexit - as the politicians bicker about rebel songs and bonfires' 

If there was ever any doubt that politics in Northern Ireland exists in some kind of bizarre twilight zone, the controversy over Tyrone GAA players singing a rebel song on their team bus should put that to rest. DUP leader Arlene Foster (below left) felt so strongly about the footage of some players singing 'Come Out Ye Black and Tans' as a band parade passed their bus in Aughnacloy on Saturday...

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Colette Browne: 'Reform is needed to give victims of sexual crime the confidence and faith in the system to come forward' 

In order to fully understand the utter devastation caused by sexual violence, the harrowing victim impact statement of Leona O'Callaghan is essential reading. In it, Ms O'Callaghan, who was first raped in a graveyard when she was aged just 13, describes the myriad ways in which her rape and sexual abuse destroyed her confidence, her self-worth, her family relationships and very nearly...