There will be enormous relief that no one was injured during the weekend attempt to murder an off duty police officer at a Belfast golf club and also huge concern that dissident republicans may be stepping up their evil activities.
Co Wicklow boxer Katie Taylor deserves enormous credit for her achievement in becoming the undisputed lightweight champion of the world after defeating Belgium’s Delfine Persoon at Madison Square Garden in New York early yesterday.
The Mourne Wall, which stretches for 22 miles across 15 peaks in isolated but stunningly beautiful surroundings, was an astonishing feat of engineering when it was built by skilled stonemasons almost a century ago.
Is it too early to say that Alliance's success has changed the shape and face of Northern Ireland politics? The unionist/nationalist blocs still account for about 80 per cent of those who voted at the last two elections.
Comments by the Lord Chief Justice at the High Court in Belfast yesterday marked an important step forward in the defence of press freedom in a case that has caused deep unease well beyond Northern Ireland.
Seamus Mallon’s proposals in his memoirs to undo fundamental aspects of the Good Friday Agreement have received a lot of attention from predictable sympathetic quarters in the BBC and RTÉ and some newspapers.