While considerable attention has been focused on the Brexit withdrawal bill, another piece of legislation which could have far-reaching repercussions for the border has been making its way through Westminster largely unnoticed.
The sign mocking Willie Frazer's murdered father on a Newry anti-internment bonfire is a shameful act which reflects badly on those who were responsible and is unfortunately a further depressing example of the intolerant attitudes that exist in sections of our divided society.
Belfast International Airport has quite properly apologised to a disabled man unable to board a flight because his wheelchair repair kit was regarded as a security risk but this was a situation that should never have happened.
IT IS perhaps unsurprising to learn that Spanish police in a holiday area have handed out six fines so far this year to people caught jumping from balconies into swimming pools or climbing onto adjacent balconies.
AT FIRST glance it is disturbing that reports of sex crimes to the PSNI have increased according to the latest annual figures. Rape complaints have gone up by 8 per cent, increasing in actual figures by 71.
Forcing people to leave their homes is one of the most insidious tactics used by paramilitary organisations, ensuring that these illegal groups maintain their control in certain districts by deciding who stays and who goes.
For the second time in two months, former first minister Peter Robinson has spoken out on the future of the power-sharing structures and the possibility of a united Ireland, views that are certainly thought-provoking but not necessarily in tune with the thinking of some of his DUP colleagues.
The case of a west Belfast grandmother jailed for non-payment of fines for not having a television licence has placed a spotlight on what is a disturbing and often overlooked aspect of our legal system.
There will be enormous concern for the safety of Dublin man Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp, who disappeared after being separated from his wife as they tried to escape from wildfires which have devastated large areas of mainland Greece.