Today's historic visit is a symbolic ending to the painful separation of British and Irish states, but 3000 unsolved murders remain.
Soon the whole of the British Army will be able to fit inside Wembley Stadium. But is the downscaling of the forces a risk to security?
By any standards Tony Benn's was a rich and fascinating life - born into a political family he met Gandhi and Lloyd George before his teens.
Nick Clegg has let them off the hook by saying this debate should just be between the two party leaders who have clear views on Europe.
It doesn't seem to be about a huge problem bleeding the Treasury dry; it looks like this is just about fairness.
The Foreign Office lodged a formal complaint with Spain after a British diplomatic bag was opened by a Spanish border guard.
The Prime Minister has finally committed to a tax break for married couples in a quite personal newspaper article.
David Cameron accepted the public did not want intervention in Syria. But he might have got a different result if his ministers voted.
The new Chief Inspector of Hospitals has called for hundreds of patients to join inspection teams as part of hospital assessment reforms.
With reports that Abu Qatada will leave the UK early on Sunday, it looks like Theresa May has finally won the battle to deport him.