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September 12, 2019

Sometimes life smacks you in the face.

Yesterday I went to public toilets in Belfast and saw what I thought was a bundle of rags in a cubicle.

Until I realised I could see an elbow.

And the plastic plunger of a syringe.

I’m not going to go into all the details.  It is enou...

September 10, 2019

Where you are tender, you speak your plural.

Roland Barthes

Last month I went to an early afternoon debate at Duncairn Arts Centre. 

The panel were Danny Morrison, Conall Parr, Rosemary Jenkinson, Laurence McKeown, chaired by BBC journalist Tori Watson.

The Arts of War was...

August 27, 2019

But a new book suggests the threat to the 70-year-old earl was well-known and key flaws in his security handed his killers their opportunity

By Kathryn Johnston

August 27 2019

Forty years ago today, Martin McGuinness, chief of staff of the IRA since 1978, was on the verge...

April 22, 2019

The Cold Case Detectives by Lyra McKee Lyra McKee is a freelance journalist and writer Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. So does this one. It can be summarised as a bullet, a bullet, and a bullet.

This was Lyra McKee's foreword to a collection of essays...

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