Many hours are being spent listening to arguments about the merits of the general election campaign. There is little doubt that the outcome is important for Northern Ireland but not in the same straightforward way as in England.
We were eventually rejected in favour of the Mike Ashley bid but I believe the reason for that was that I wanted board control and Sandy Easdale - even though he's not on the plc board - was effectively controlling the board. And Sandy Easdale would ...
A spokesman said: "Prospect is pushing for a series of measures amounting to an almost 30% pay increase for some of its members: this comprises a basic pay rise, equalisation with HIAL's terms and conditions, and parity with Sumburgh employees.
Non-playing staff levels have endured repeated trims and if Rangers are to be restored to some sort of parity with Celtic - never mind emerge again as a plausible participant in Europe - the loss of experienced employees now will simply add cost in future.
The euro touched an 11-and-a-half year low on Friday and investors are expecting it may tumble to parity with the dollar as the ECB's QE policy gains traction while the US Federal Reserve looks to raise official borrowing rates later this year.