We have to be thankful there was no loss of life or anyone seriously injured after a fire broke out at a tower block in Dunmurry on Wednesday night but this was a frightening experience for residents and again raises questions about the safety of high rise flats.
At the time of writing Sinn Féin are preparing for their Árd Fhéis. The issue of the possible repeal of the 8th Amendment, thus taking away the protection of the lives of both mothers and babies during pregnancy, was due to be a very big part of their deliberations.
As the British government begins the process of pushing the European Union withdrawal bill through parliament, there is growing alarm at its lack of preparedness and planning ahead of Brexit in March 2019.
It has been a frustrating week for Irish sport, with both of our international teams failing at the play-off stage for soccer's World Cup and the official rejection of our bid to stage rugby's counterpart in 2023.
It should now be abundantly clear that the upsurge in paramilitary-style attacks in Derry city represents an attempt by dissident republicans to exercise their own sinister form of control over an entire community.
I would like to respond to Fr Patrick McCafferty ‘Date of Lord’s birth doesn’t particularly matter’ (October 23) who makes the case that December 25 “is as good a day as any to do so” and that in his view “every day of the year is a birthday of Jesus Christ”.