Whatever happened to the peace process? With Stormont in continued political quarantine, 445 attacks on churches and religious buildings in the past three years and a killing and an attack on the PSNI this week, some politicians and commentators are now worried about what they call a return to violence.
ARRIVING at the back gate of the Irish News on Monday - picture the mouth of a post-apocalyptic Batcave and you'll get the idea - I was in reasonably good form for someone returning to the office after being on holiday.
One of the reasons, perhaps the main reason, why there is so much confusion about what’s going to happen in the UK at Halloween is because the media takes the statements of the British government and its ministers seriously.
WHEN the British government finally decided to send troops into Northern Ireland in 1969, the then home secretary James Callaghan wryly said going in was the easy bit but getting out would be a totally different matter. He wasn’t wrong.