Tougher punishment for trespassing would bring our dangerous bonfires under control.

I note with some personal interest the comments of “Belfast Unionist’ (Writeback 20 July), where the author calls for the creation of a ‘Bonfire Commission’. While this is a commendable suggestion in order “solve the (sic) problem”, it would only create another layer of bureaucracy in order to deal with one specific issue. A more all inclusive resolution would be

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The Dunloy Debacle

Rev Brian Kennaway: The fault lies not with the Parades Commission but with Dunloy Lodge.  May I take issue with the comments of the John Finlay, Worshipful Master of LOL 496 (‘Our dismay at the denial of our liberties in Dunloy’). Mr Finlay states: “I wish to place on record our disgust, anger and dismay that, yet again, we are

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SF should argue for act at Westminster

May I commend both David Wilson, Beragh (‘Irish language act is about division and not equality’, June 28) and WA Miller Belfast BT13 (‘Irishness and Britishness are not exclusive to each other,’ June 28) on their analysis of the Irish/Gaelic language. It may however have passed your readers’ attention that the exact words of the St Andrew’s Agreement states: “The

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Buried Lives: The Protestants of Southern Ireland

Buried Lives: The Protestants of Southern Ireland (Publisher: The History Press Ireland £17.99) by Robin Bury “How Protestants were all but ethnically cleansed in South” This book complements work already done by previous academics, like Peter Hart, Gerard Murphy, Marcus Tanner and others. It comes from the pen of one who grew up, among that community, in the latter half

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Ian Paisley had very long history of protesting, and Orange Order may follow suit if Pope visits in 2018

Dear Sir, I was intrigued by the comments of your Religion Correspondent (B.T. 10 December). Alf McCreary stated: “People forget that Paisley led a demonstration outside Church House in Belfast when the former Moderator the Reverend Dr Ken Newell invited the then Roman Catholic Primate Cardinal Sean Brady as his personal guest at the opening night of the Presbyterian General

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The Bible and Homosexuality

What does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? (Publisher: IVP £7.99) by  Kevin DeYoung (Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan) ooOoo In this book the American pastor Kevin DeYoung offers us some clear Biblical insights into the current debate on this subject. Making the clear distinction, between same-sex attraction and same-sex activity, this book is conveniently divided into

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