While the resignation of Bishop John McAreavey is a significant development, it must be recognised that it is by no means the end of the matter in relation to the scandal of paedophile priest and teacher Fr Malachy Finegan.
To be honest, I'm not quite sure what to make of the latest 'open letter' from what's sometimes described as the 'civic' sector in Northern Ireland; other than the fact that it seems to have been written as a standalone response to the letter written to Leo Varadkar a few weeks ago by 200 or so people representing civic nationalism.
In January, Kincora abuse survivor Clint Massey called for the implementation of the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry report, revealing that he was in poor health and had been given just months to live.
Congratulations to all those schools who appeared in the Irish News Exam Performance list (February 19) which ranks the top 30 grammar and top 50 non-grammar schools based on their examination results in 2016- 2017. Well done to all those pupils, their parents and their schools.
Our present spell of arctic conditions had been widely predicted by the weather forecasters and the indications are that the authorities across Ireland, on both sides of the border, have made the appropriate preparations.
I read the article concerning the defacing of the council sign approaching Caledon village (February 23). I lived in Caledon originally and my family still reside there, although I have lived away for five years.
If anyone doubted the shambolic nature of the official preparations for Brexit, they only needed to listen to the interview with the British foreign secretary Boris Johnson on BBC Radio Four's Today programme yesterday.