While the GAA is plainly entitled to insist that its facilities are primarily used for Gaelic games, the high profile dispute which has arisen in Co Donegal again indicates an unfortunate lack of flexibility in the association’s rules.
While the record breaking temperatures have been a welcome bonus for people enjoying a break over the Easter period, the warm and dry weather has unfortunately also brought additional problems for our firefighters who have had to deal with major gorse fires.
Lyra McKee was just eight years old when the Good Friday Agreement was signed, a pact that was weighted with the hope and desire that future generations would not have to experience the trauma and pain inflicted on thousands of people throughout decades of conflict.
Ordinary people have been finalising their plans for the Easter holiday period over recent days, while representatives from all the main political parties have been intensifying their preparations for the forthcoming district council elections.
While it has always been known that, for a variety of reasons, historic buildings can present fire risks, it has taken the appalling level of damage caused to Notre Dame in Paris to demonstrate the full scale of the threat which exists.
Among the most ludicrous claims made by prominent figures on the Leave side before and after 2016 Brexit referendum was that the UK was facing a wonderful opportunity to create new trade pacts across the EU and other key regions.