WHEN Theresa May and Arlene Foster met in Co Fermanagh yesterday to consider the Brexit crisis, it would be intriguing to know how much time they also spent privately discussing the difficulties facing Ian Paisley.
While there is considerable cynicism about politicians generally, the fact is that we are entitled to expect those elected to public office to observe high standards, to conduct themselves in a way that does not undermine the integrity of our democratic institutions.
The school summer holidays have well and truly started and inevitably children will have a great deal of free time on their hands. Increasingly, children spend much of this free time exploring the online world.
All eyes in the Seanad’s gallery were fixed on the digital counter on television screens as it recorded the votes from the Seanadoirí on Frances Black’s ‘Occupied Territories Bill’ (OTB) seeking to ban produce from Israel’s illegal settlements.
The idea that original sin is/was a rebellion by a transcendental reaction in the beginning against God’s will that it should be good only caused its fall into finite space-time, a distortion of true reality, can be developed logically so as to resolve certain key differences between the different branches of Christianity.
There will be enormous relief that Sean Cox (53), a father of three from Dunboyne in Co Meath, has at last regained consciousness, almost three months after he suffered a brutal assault while attending a Champions League game in Liverpool.
It must be the approaching centenary of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in three years’ time that made me think there might be lessons in that agreement for the current negotiations between London and Brussels.