With no devolved government or direct rule ministers, who are Northern Ireland’s health workers striking against? Nurses have voted to walk out from the start of next month - the first such action the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) will have taken anywhere in its 103-year history.
In July 1990, when I was 17, I captured this photograph of Fr Des Wilson and Noelle Ryan, as they strolled up Springhill Avenue in Ballymurphy, the shaggy tail of their dog Husky brushing the bottom of frame.
More than fifty years ago General de Gaulle complained that Britain doesn’t keep any promise, doesn’t honour any international treaty, or if it does, only for as long as parliament believes it’s in England’s interest; note England’s, not Britain’s and least of all the UK’s, for that includes this godforsaken place.
How did we end up in the situation in which unionism is being encouraged to unite behind a campaign to protect Northern Ireland from the consequences of a Brexit deal supported by the DUP's confidence and supply partner? It's an important question.