On the web – June 29

“The ceaseless rain in Belfast tonight seems apt; a sad city mourning a fine, handsome and brilliant boy. Let‘s draw a scrap of comfort from how even in our petty divisions we came together to search without flagging; how in the face of senseless tragedy we mourn as one # Noah Donohoe”.
Gail Walker, Belfast Telegraph

Unionists ought to be able to connect with such a fierce critic of Sinn Fein as Micheal Martin
Ben Lowry in Belfast News Letter
[[] https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/ben-lowry-unionists-ought-be-able-connect-such-fierce-critic-sinn-fein-micheal-martin-2897166 ]

Is an economy that begs us to spend on what we don’t need to save jobs sustainable?
Sam McBride in Belfast News Letter
One does not have to be a hardline socialist or an ascetic to wince at the idea that we now have some sort of civic duty to go out & spend money on items we don’t need which damage the earth and clog our homes because otherwise there will be mass joblessness.
[[] https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/politics/sam-mcbride-economy-begs-us-spend-what-we-dont-need-save-jobs-sustainable-2895674 ]

Sinn Fein should set example… but it’s a case of ‘do as I say, not as I do’
Suzanne Breen in Belfast Telegraph
[[] https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/comment/sinn-fein-should-set-example-at-bobby-storeys-funeral-but-its-a-case-of-do-as-i-say-not-as-i-do-39319738.html ]

Victims campaigner died without recognition he deserved – family
Belfast Telegraph
[[] https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/victims-campaigner-died-without-recognition-he-deserved-family-39318915.html ]

Magdalene survivors insist State not fulfilling terms of compensation scheme
Irish Times
[[] https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/magdalene-survivors-insist-state-not-fulfilling-terms-of-compensation-scheme-1.4288657 ]

Three Cork-based priests die from Covid-19
Irish Examiner
[[] https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/three-cork-based-priests-die-from-covid-19-1007781.html ]

C of E should rethink portrayal of Jesus as white, Welby says
The Guardian
The Anglican church should reconsider the way statues and other … In an interview on Friday, the head of the Church of England said the west in … to fact-based news and analysis, we’ve decided to keep Guardian journalism free …
[[] https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jun/26/church-of-england-justin-welby-white-jesus-black-lives-matter ]