The vast majority of people will find it difficult to understand the thinking of those who set out to cause as much damage as possible to property, including a cross-community hub and the gates of a cemetery.
Peadar Heffron has spoken in detail for the first time about the devastating injuries he suffered in a dissident republican bomb attack and also how he was `shunned' by his GAA club after joining the PSNI.
There will be enormous disappointment that, on the basis of a recommendation from a key organising committee yesterday, Ireland is unlikely to be given the huge opportunity of staging the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
The vast majority of Irish citizens, from north and south and of all traditions, will take the same strongly positive attitude towards the expected arrival of Pope Francis next year as they did towards the visit of Queen Elizabeth in 2011.
Secretary of state James Brokenshire has indicated that MLA salaries will have to be reviewed if there is no return to Stormont but the ongoing impasse has highlighted deeper issues regarding payments to former and present members of the assembly.
Confirmation that the Police Ombudsman has launched an investigation into three of the most senior officers in the PSNI - including the chief constable - will undoubtedly raise issues of public concern.