THE Court of Appeal ruling on the Hightown incinerator changes nothing substantively and merely reaffirms May's High Court decision to quash Department of Infrastructure approval for the controversial waste-to-power plant.
TWO days before the publication of yesterday's damning report, the Department of Health released a review of how the Dunmurry Manor case was handled by regulators - concluding there had been "good practice" by inspectors.
IS it any wonder that only a miserly eight per cent of businesses in the north claim to have any sort of workable Brexit plan in place? Another day, and another new phrase has been thrown into the mix in the form of a border 'buffer zone'.
A statute of limitations for security force members was always going to be legally questionable, and in a thundering speech yesterday the chairman of the Police Federation ruled out such a move having the support of officers.
THE sad decision of voters in the Republic to remove any constitutional protection for the baby in the womb and allow legislators to write a blank cheque in changing abortion law naturally focusses attention on the situation in the north.
THE court ruling on the Hightown incinerator is clearly popular and will be welcomed by all the north's main parties, even though the plan to generate power by burning municipal waste is being driven by a group of councils dominated by the very same parties.
The victims and survivors of the Troubles are often regarded as somehow discrete and separate from wider society, however, recent statistics suggest that more than a quarter of the north's population remain affected in some way by the conflict.