Dublin deserve enormous praise for their achievement in lifting the Sam Maguire Cup for a third year in a row but, as the celebrations remained in full flow across the capitol yesterday, there was also huge sympathy for the long-suffering people of Mayo almost everywhere else in Ireland.
The DUP has been credited with forcing the government to drop the UK’s one per cent public pay cap, after warning the Tories it would support a Labour motion for the cap’s removal on police and fire officers.
Once again London has been the subject of a terror attack, this time on the underground, which represents a nightmare scenario for the security services with bombers targeting large number of people in a confined space.
The latest LucidTalk poll (which has been very accurate in its calling of Assembly and Westminster elections in the past few years) makes interesting reading, particularly now, with the parties trying to reach a deal.
The Department of Infrastructure's decision to give the go ahead to a controversial waste treatment plant in Co Antrim has raised serious questions about the role of the civil service in the absence of a democratically elected minister.
Whatever the legal interpretations of the Good Friday Agreement and its different strands there was a clear understanding that the three relationships – between people in the north, between north and south and between Ireland and Britain – was in urgent need of remedial action.
Of its time and served a purpose, was how the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition was summed up in the BBC documentary Peacemakers: Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs, a look at the group of campaigning women who formed a political party and found themselves in the middle of historic peace talks.
Public spending per child in Northern Ireland’s schools is the lowest in the UK and a whopping 46 per cent lower than in Scotland, according to figures obtained by the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY).
The fact that political representations are being made at the highest level over an aircraft trade dispute provides a sense of the deep concern that exists in respect of Bombardier's future operations in Northern Ireland.