Boris Johnson and the DUP will forever be inextricably linked by their shared pursuit of a Brexit fantasy that has, among other malign outcomes, led to the people of Northern Ireland being denied power-sharing for more than a year
As MPs prepare to back the Stormont brake in a vote regarded as a verdict on the Windsor Framework itself, the findings of the latest opinion poll conducted by this newspaper with the University of Liverpool and Institute of Irish Studies provide some useful context.
AFTER last week's St Patrick's Day events in Washington DC, the political focus now shifts back to this side of the Atlantic for the latest phase of the Brexit saga that has already blighted our politics for far too long.
Another catastrophic example of the fantasies peddled by Brexiteers meeting reality is looming for our community sector, with dozens of groups facing imminent closure unless either Westminster or Stormont acts urgently.
IT was a pure Hollywood moment in a magical story that already seemed like something straight out of the movies: as the team responsible for An Irish Goodbye accepted their Academy Award, the world's biggest film stars happily played a supporting role to Belfast actor James Martin by singing him Happy Birthday.
There are good reasons to believe that US president Joe Biden is seriously considering a visit to Ireland next month and it will be widely hoped that he is able to include a northern engagement in his itinerary.