On this day 25 years ago, Sean Kelly and Thomas Begley carried a bomb into Frizzell's fish shop on the Shankill Road - an act of terror that irrevocably changed their lives and that of the men, women and children caught up in that terrible atrocity.
The DUP was the only one of the main Stormont parties which was unable to find a single representative who was prepared to travel to Dublin for the official reception marking the visit of Pope Francis in August.
EVEN those members of the nationalist community in the north who cannot abide Sinn Féin have to come to terms with the fact that, for the time being at the very least, their political fate lies in that party's hands.
BURGLARS broke into a church and a restaurant in the same Co Tyrone town at the weekend, stealing cash registers and causing damage to both buildings in the process sometime between late Saturday and early Sunday.
On October 6 in Derry’s Guildhall Square people from across the north, from diverse religious and political backgrounds and none, stood together, proudly celebrating the legacy of the Civil Rights movement, and asserting that without the right to life, all other rights are meaningless.
ISN'T there a delicious irony in the fact that Britain's partition of Ireland is now causing so much political chaos in London? Indeed, the confusion is now so great that some believe the best way to address the Brexit-based problems posed by Irish political partition is to economically partition the North from the rest of the UK.
The question I'm asked most often is whether I regret my decision to vote Leave in June 2016; followed by, how I would vote if there was another referendum - something I suggested was quite likely as far back as the autumn of 2016.
THERESA May's intervention at a summit of European leaders in Brussels this week had, in some quarters at least, been expected to mark a decisive step in Britain's stuttering negotiations to leave the EU.