WHAT exactly is the difference between allocating a council house to a 19-year-old woman in Caledon in 1968 and allocating the Social Investment Fund's £79 million of public money, on the same basis of political favouritism, 50 years later? Sinn Féin and DUP supporters will reject any comparison between the old and the new (currently suspended) Stormont.
THE irony of a profession dedicated to making complex concepts and debates as straightforward and concise as possible being recognised by something with as unwieldy a title as 'International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists' is not lost on me.
Listen carefully and you can hear the unmistakeable, inevitable death rattle of the seedy Tory-DUP confidence and supply deal as Wobbly May finally cuts a deal with the EU on the withdrawal agreement and, in so doing, dishes the dirt on her erstwhile best buddies from Norn Iron.
ONE day after the 2017 Westminster election and three weeks before the DUP-Conservative deal was signed, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams called a press conference on the Falls Road to warn, or more accurately gloat, that "alliances between Ulster unionism and British unionism have always ended in tears".
Last Sunday, I did not wear a poppy. It has become a symbol of every member of the British armed forces including those who killed civil rights marchers and other civilians in Derry, Ballymurphy and elsewhere in Ireland.