DEAL OR NO DEAL – By Brian Rowan

    Something has to change – and quickly – if Stormont is to survive the political fallout of recent times. Phase two of the talking, which began last Monday, may well have some more structure, but little else. “Too slow, no route to agreement, too much ‘f***ingaboutery’ on process,” was the blunt assessment of…

THE HARD WORK OF PEACE – By Brian Rowan

  Tuesday was one of those days that poses questions and makes us stop and think. The morning news was that Martin McGuinness had died after a short illness, followed by all the headlines and commentary, remembering and reflecting. One piece of news becomes and became another piece of news. In a television studio, I…