In the run-up to the staging of The Open golf championship in Portrush last year there was much talk of how it would create a lasting legacy for the area.
There has been widespread shock and not a little disappointment at the Prime Minister's decision to replace Julian Smith as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Fresh from playing a key role in securing the return of devolution to Stormont and compensation to victims of historical abuse, he leaves the province after only 204 days in office - the second shortest tenure on record.
It is easy to see why the Duchess of Cambridge is so popular with the public. She has an easy going manner and makes everyone she encounters feel special. And as she showed at her visit to an open farm near Newtownards yesterday, she takes great interest in the organisations she meets.
Politicians are masters at interpreting any given set of circumstances in a way which suits their ideology and ignores any uncomfortable truths. That is certainly the case following the results of the general election in the Republic.
It is virtually impossible to understand the depth of sorrow that the family of Charlotte Murray have endured over the past seven years. They have had to come to terms with the knowledge that the man she was engaged to killed her. That alone is an awful burden for them to shoulder.
The exit poll in the Irish elections have sent seismic shocks through the political system, given the historic surge in first-preference votes for Sinn Fein, which equals the two other big parties Fianna Fail and Fine Gael.
It is often said who knows the secrets of the human heart? Certainly many viewers of yesterday's episode of This Morning will have been surprised at what presenter Phillip Schofield wanted to tell them about himself.
Belfast in 2005 was a city recovering from three decades of violence and trying to replace an industrial past. Our images from Google Maps show how the capital has changed dramatically in the past 15 years, with enormous development in the docklands and the Cathedral Quarter in particular.
Senior Sinn Fein member Conor Murphy, having been backed into a corner by the tenacity of the Quinn family whose son was brutally murdered by IRA members 13 years ago, has apologised for a disgraceful slur he placed on the dead man.
As Sinn Fein surges into the lead in the polls ahead of the Republic's general election on Saturday, it finds itself caught up yet again in the fall-out from one of the most controversial killings post the ending of the Troubles.
Tonight we leave the European Union and our politicians will enter the world of realpolitik. What was really a sham fight over Brexit - English nationalism was always going to trump the national interests of the surrounding Celtic nations - is now hopefully behind us, along with the toxic debate it engendered.
It took great courage on the part of Ards woman Mary McDonnell to describe the day that she thought she had killed her teenage daughter in a road accident. Ellie crashed her quad bike into her mum's vehicle on a corner, causing catastrophic injuries which doctors were unsure she would survive, never mind recover from.
Bethany Firth is an amazing young woman. A multiple Paralympian swimming medal winner and this year's Belfast Telegraph Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability, she continued on her winning ways last year even though deeply concerned about her mother's treatment for cancer.
When Nichola Mallon was appointed Infrastructure Minister her thoughts quite naturally would have turned to the big issues in her in-tray - the York Street interchange, the A5 road from Aughnacloy to Londonderry, and funding to upgrade water and sewage treatment works.
The UK will leave the EU at 11pm on Friday night but that is not the end of Brexit, far from it. Boris Johnson is insistent that a trade deal can be negotiated with the EU during the next 11 months so that the divorce becomes final on December 31. That is an incredibly short period of time to hammer out a complex series of agreements.
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