MY friendship with Martin McGuinness started because of a paint bomb attack at First Derry Presbyterian Church, which is located on the city's historic walls adjacent to the Bogside and within sight of Free Derry Corner.
THIS year on St Patrick's Day, perhaps prompted by the situation of thousands of displaced people around the world, I will think about Patrick the captive, the slave in exile, Patrick the undocumented migrant.
1. St Patrick's Vigil - starts at the Church of Ireland Cathedral in Armagh at 9pm today This event will provide a unique and symbolic experience to celebrate community and unity as visitors meet at Armagh's Church of Ireland Cathedral for prayer led by Archbishop Richard Clarke.
THE witness of St Patrick will be celebrated in Ireland and beyond next week, and to help mark and explore the life of Ireland's patron saint a 17-day festival is taking place around counties Armagh and Down.
WHY me? Why do bad things happen to good people? What sort of God would allow this depth of suffering? If you were really there, God, would this have happened? These are the sort of big questions - and you can probably think of others - that it seems only natural to ask in the face of tragedy and loss of life.