There has been mixed reaction to the news that United States forces used the biggest available bomb in its arsenal to attack what has been described as a network of tunnels used by Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan.
IN the context of the rhetoric we have come to expect from the DUP when it ventures to offer a view on the Irish language, Arlene Foster's announcement that she intends to meet Gaeilgeoirí is to be welcomed as a positive move.
There is a growing possibility that our memorable front page picture from yesterday, which showed Stormont’s Great Hall with all the lights on but no one at home, could become a very familiar image indeed.
I am beginning to think I will have to go back to Northern Ireland and start the One True Church of Martin Luther – one of my historical heroes. It seems that some Protestant ministers do not follow the teachings of the Lutheran Church.
This Easter Sunday, republicans from all over Ireland and elsewhere across the world will gather to mark the 101st anniversary of the 1916 Rising and those who lost their lives in that heroic endeavour which in 2017 still affects and informs our politics.
You think Stormont is a shambles with a proconsul failing to provide any leadership, flailing around, out of his depth? Have a look across the border at a hamstrung Dáil where not a week goes past that another scandal, another inquiry produces furious exchanges across the chamber leading to, well, nothing, but more of the same; anything but a decision.
The case of Manus Deery, a 15-year-old boy shot dead by a British soldier in 1972, has underlined the importance of holding proper inquests into Troubles-related deaths, regardless of how long ago they occurred.
The outcome of cases involving young people who sustain traumatic brain injuries can be completely unpredictable so there will be enormous relief that Co Down teenager Patrick King has made an excellent recovery after his involvement in a cycling accident last month.