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Fair play to the boy

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Ulster jockey Tony McCoy has spent the last 7 years breaking all time records on the UK horse racing circuit, with very few of us taking much notice. And he’s only 28!

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Minister's not for turning?

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David Trimble, presumably refreshed from holidays, has fed a media hungry for ‘real’ stories with plenty of copy. He is categorically not quitting, according to Alan Erwin. And according to Chris Thornton: “The heart seems to have gone out of …

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Police drama

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After yesterday’s statement on policing, Mitchel McLaughlin turns his attention to the Mark Durkan speech in Co Cork, while in turn Unionist Fred Cobain threatens to walk out if Sinn Fein try ‘to ‘creep in the back door’. Durkan’s speech …

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Spain and Ireland

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Since the Spanish government banned Batasuna, there has been a lot of coverage in British newspapers. The line taken by the Daily Telegraph (also taken says that that Blair should follow Aznar. However Unionist commentator Stephen King, suggests caution to …

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Trimble's back

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The First Minister is due to meet police chiefs today – the first sign that he is back from Europe and back the saddle. The question is, for how long? Update: For those who thought he might give up with …

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Sa Ghaeilge i mi Lunasa

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Aincheist mhorálta do Trimble, ‘s do chach. Loiteadh cuid de thaispeántas i Learpholl agus creidtear gur dílseoirí a rinne an damáiste. Chomdháil dhomhanda ar chúrsaí timpeallachta i Johannesburg in Afraic Theas.

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NI's 'green' agenda non-existent

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The First Minister will attend the Earth Summit at Johannesburg for the last three days of the Summit. Mark Devenport compares Northern Ireland’s performance on the environment with Scotland and the Republic; and finds it badly wanting.

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Crisis in Unionism…

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Although David Trimble’s warning of a nightmare for Ulster has yet to come to fruition, David Burnside is one senior party member has backed the calling of another meeting of the Ulster Unionist Council, effectively the only decision making body …

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Sinn Fein coming in?

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Perhaps in an attempt to cool the waters before the crisis within Unionism recommences this Autumn, Mitchel McLaughlan told Radio Ulster this morning that Sinn Fein will join the policing board, when Tony Blair implements promised changes to current legislation. …

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Transcending sectarianism?

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Despite all the coverage of recent weeks, it is hard to find anyone willing to sort out where the basic ground lies. There’s an interesting offering in the pipeline from the Cheif Rabbi, Jonathan Sachs, Jonathan Freedland reports in the …