Meanwhile, you don't hear Alex Salmond celebrating Ireland’s “Celtic Tiger” much any more.
The former leader's savage attack on his successor, Peter Robinson, is a reminder that his party could see that he had outlived his usefulness.
Suzie McCracken feels like her vocal chords are haunted by the booming projections of past politicians and preachers. Surely now it's time to stop being an incessant apologist and be proud of our vowels?
The targeting of Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister helps to reinforce his modernising credentials.
In the next five years, the Scottish independence referendum, an in/out EU referendum and a border poll on Northern Ireland could force a rethink of the entire British state.
History shows that the "non-lethal" weapons deployed against civilians are neither accurate nor safe.
How might the Scottish constitutional debate affect politics in Northern Ireland?
Police are investigating a fire that ripped through the Larne Times building on Thursday night.
Today, the torch of anti-papalism has been passed from Protestants to atheists.