Why do people who want better politics in Northern Ireland not simply join political parties? The question arises over the implosion of the We Deserve Better campaign, due to hold rallies next week calling for the return of Stormont.
THE one-mile 'buffer zone' inside the Northern Ireland border, where police, customs or immigration officers may stop and question anyone on suspicion of terrorist offences, was created 18 years ago by the Terrorism Act 2000, the UK's main anti-terror legislation.
The Department of Health has leapt into action over the Dunmurry Manor care home scandal - by immediately launching an inquiry into who leaked letters to the Irish News, and ordering all health trusts to do the same.
Sinn Féin has quickly backtracked on statements from Mary Lou McDonald, its official leader, that a border poll should wait for “stability” and “economic and social certainty” in Northern Ireland, rather than take place amid a “crash Brexit”.