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15 April 2010 Edition

Transfer - a major step forward

15 April 2010

Much of the media coverage of the transfer of policing and justice powers from London to Belfast has repeated the line that this is "the first time since 1972" that the Six Counties have had their own Justice Minister. It is nothing of the kind. It is the first time there has ever been such a Ministerial position in the North. Free article

A child of the nation

15 April 2010

The murder in Tyrellstown, Dublin, of teenager Toyosi Shittabey on Good Friday has renewed determination to combat racism in Ireland. It is widely believed that there was racial motivation in the brutal knife attack on the 15-year-old. Last weekend's demonstration in Dublin (reported page 20) brought people of all ethnic backgrounds together to say 'never again'. Free article


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