So all-consuming has Brexit become that few noticed the legal deadline to restore Stormont was next Tuesday, at least until secretary of state Karen Bradley moved it to the end of August, using a one-off extension power provided for in law.
I think one of the most important questions in front of us, is this: do we want a cooperative and reconciled Northern Ireland? Two weeks away from the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, it is a question worth asking.
THE decision to prosecute only one Bloody Sunday soldier is in some ways the worst possible outcome, leaving victims' families hugely disappointed while still bringing all the contention of Troubles prosecutions to the fore.
As is so often the case it is the dignified and stoical voices of the relatives whose loved ones were so cruelly killed by the British government’s armed forces and their loyalist allies that provide clarity and hope for the future, and make sense out of the legacy impasse.