AS Brexit brinkmanship enters what is hopefully its final stage, finding ways to describe a sea border that will not cause a unionist freak-out has become the most important semantic puzzle in the EU's 24 official languages.
Christ Church cathedral in Dublin isn’t the sort of place you’d normally hear a public profanity; especially not an African Union official proclaiming that we’re now “in deep sh*t” (environmentally speaking).
Oh, the wreckage. The DUP have always been an unpleasant bunch but do they not bleed? Now the unelected but all-powerful and grossly overpaid inner core is out in the open, shorn of pretensions if not of power.
If Sinn Féin wins the Irish presidential election, will it hoist the Union Jack over Áras an Uachtaráin? The question arises from its recent think-in, where the party suggested that a new Ireland might require new symbols, including possibly flying the British national flag over the Irish national parliament.
IT says something - and a not particularly complimentary something at that - about the state of theological education in Ireland that Father Ted has probably made a greater impact on the public consciousness than all the colleges and seminaries put together.
There are some interesting ideas in the European Reform Group's (ERG) 19 page document issued on Wednesday (their long-overdue response to the jibe from those in the Remain camp who say that they didn't have an alternative to Theresa May's Chequers plan).
THREE weeks from now the public consultation into dealing with legacy issues will close and given the absence of devolution it is likely that the ‘solution’ to 20 years of failure will be imposed from Westminster.