I don't worry about the guys whose numbers Martin McGuiness and Gerry Adams have on their cell phones. I worry about the guys whose numbers they don't have on their cell phones.
A police officer was shot dead in Northern Ireland last night as dissident republicans intensified their terror campaign aimed at destabilising power sharing in the province.
The policeman was shot in the head before 10pm in the Lismore area of Craigavon in north Armagh, 26 miles south-west of Belfast.
Later, around 12.20am this morning, there were reports that a black car had been raked with gunfire on the outskirts of Craigavon. There were unconfirmed reports that the car had earlier been rammed by a Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) patrol.
The murdered PSNI officer, believed to have been an experienced officer who had been in the force for more than 20 years, was part of a patrol that had been called out to the Drumbeg estate after reports of suspicious activity in the area.
Earlier tonight, I sat across from Craig Mullaney as he drank Jameson on the rocks while I drank Bushmills neat. Honestly, can we all just agree that politics aside, Bushmills is a far superior whiskey?