Jeremy Corbyn has said it is "unconscionable" for elected politicians to have no say in major decisions in Northern Ireland as he called on the Stormont parties to come together to resurrect devolution.
IT is a heavy burden of responsibility to make decisions that impact on the future of people's lives, that's why so few, even those in elected positions of authority, ever really stick their necks out.
THE head of the campaign that helped secure a resounding endorsement for the Good Friday Agreement in the 1998 referendum is sceptical about claims that a high-profile concert days before the historic vote helped swing the result.
A storytelling project that allows young people to tell Stormont leaders the reality and challenges of life in their communities, 20 years on from the Good Friday Agreement has been launched at Stormont.
If, as we were told this week, the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) was wonderful, why are a quarter of a million people here waiting for a first hospital appointment with a consultant? If it was such an historic success, why are most of our schools bankrupt and if it represented a breakthrough, why are 370,000 people here still in poverty, including 110,000 children? Don't be silly, you say, the GFA was not about that sort of thing.
Former US president Bill Clinton, former British prime minister Tony Blair and former taoiseach Bertie Ahern are among those speaking at a QUB event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.