Your editorial (Irish Examiner, August 7) dealing with the attendance of young Fine Gael members at a conservative youth conference is dangerously intolerant of opposing views, and dangerously incendiary by attempting to link the inherent evil of white supremacy and racism to mainstream conservatism.
The Joule Donegal International Rally ended in tragic circumstances early yesterday when Manus Kelly, who won the event for the last three years, lost his life after his Hyundai i20 R5 crashed and left the road on Stage 15, Fanad Head.
Locals in a Cork village who recently attended a charity coffee morning for a woman who was going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania could never have anticipated she would become ill and lose her life on the trip, her funeral Mass heard.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and the leader of the party in the North, Michelle O'Neill, have helped to carry the coffin of Northern Ireland former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness to his home in Derry.
Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has admitted her party is in “transition” as the prospect of a leadership change on both sides of the border grows nearer due to the likely retirement of Martin McGuinness from frontline politics.
A doctor on trial, charged with the manslaughter of her profoundly disabled daughter by giving her too much sedative, has denied that a suicide note she wrote afterwards was acknowledgment that she caused the girl’s death, saying: ‘I had lost my reason for living’.
A rape survivor has urged people who were attacked to come forward instead of staying silent, but admitted that living through the memory of what happened during the hospital examination was “like being raped again”.