Are we on the road to St Andrews Mark Two? Secretary of state James Brokenshire has strongly hinted he will reconvene Stormont talks in September at a location outside Northern Ireland, with an independent chair, recalling peace process summits of the Tony Blair era.
The BBC publication of its list of star employees who get paid more than £150,000 a year has caused quite the furore, despite really just confirming what most of us already know - women are still less valued financially than men when it comes to big corporations.
Anyone who ever saw Anto Finnegan on the gaelic pitch will remember a tough and tenacious defender, energetically inspiring his team, tackling opponents like a tiger, always leading by example, wearing the Antrim brand of fortitude.
On the one hand there’s Michael Gove, the perpetrator of the sneakiest act in modern British politics, swanning around the Antrim Show assuring Brexit voting DUP supporters that all will be well in their Little England nirvana with his new subsidy regime.