IT'S only a few weeks since the DUP and Tories were whispering sweet nothings in each other's ears as they celebrated the consummation of their two-year courtship, which resulted in the DUP jumping back into bed with previously-jilted local political partners.
WITH nominations continuing for this year’s Aisling Awards the manager of the Kennedy Centre, John Jones, is urging readers to nominate educational establishments and school projects to be shortlisted for this year’s Education Award.
Last week's Belfast International Homecoming — which welcomed friends of Belfast from five continents — and the impending visit by US Special Economic Envoy Joseph Kennedy III are further evidence of the global interest in the peace process. The Homecoming was born out of the belief that the diaspora is Belfast’s super power.It was founded on the realisation that emigration could be the nation's greatest opportunity. The old adage, of course is true: The Irish did build America. But equally, America built Ireland. And most certainly, America and Irish America helped build the peace process we enjoy today.
THIS week’s shocking account by journalist Joe McCann of the toxic algae threatening the very future of Lough Neagh must serve as a much-needed wake-up call to the communities of West and North Belfast whose water supply comes from the largest freshwater lake in these islands.