What was obvious from the documentary was just how much the pressure of being number one has had an impact on McIlroy's everyday life.
So little has been achieved and so much of the old has continued since 1998 - a year when Northern Ireland was supposed to have entered a new dawn - that we cant even share our greatest living son.
Campaigns focused on rape prevention are presently of exceptionally poor standard, with the current context, more often than not finding law enforcement and judicial representatives actively facilitating a culture of blaming the victims of rape rather than tackling perpetrators head-on.
No political party should conduct important discussions or decision-making in a context of violence or intimidation and I'm proud that my party will make no exception to this rule.
The ugly scenes of rioting that have returned to Belfast's streets 14 years after the signing of the peace agreement are a sorry sight. But they tell a story of poor political leadership and of a demographic section of society left behind.
The recent controversy that has erupted over the flying of the Union flag over Belfast City Hall would have come as no surprise to anyone familiar with politics in the North of Ireland, or who has spent any time there.
To keep moving forward on the journey towards a shared and prosperous future for Northern Ireland, we must relegate such scenes to the dim and distant past.
I am a rabbi. I value faith. However, I am very worried about faith schools and the impact they are having both on the children who attend and on the type of society that will emerge as they grow up.
If Rhoda Grant and Lord Morrow's Bills are implemented, sex workers will be subject to more harm and risk and will have less recourse to support and protection from the law than they do currently. These proposals are built on an ideological foundation rather than couched in research.
For any Northern Ireland protestant feeling out of place in Ireland you should read the words of Belfast's famous poet John Hewitt. He made it clear that any Northern Ireland Protestant or hardworking immigrant has as much right to call themselves Irish.
Whether right or wrong, it's extremely uncommon in Ireland to see anyone wearing a poppy, commemorating those who died while serving in the British Army. If one were to ask why, an initial response could be that it is a British custom and not an Irish one.
"I have lived in important places, times when great events were decided", claimed the Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh. Some weeks, I get exactly what he means. This was not such a week.
Northern Ireland is known for its history of religious and state conflict; a recent scar that most of us living here would wish healed. So strange then that the group most disregarded during the Troubles, yet vital to its peace process, i.e. women, should be the subject of unity between the extremes of both Catholic and Protestant religious voices this week
A joined-up approach to devolution policy is long past due.
Because your ignoramus palate hasn't experienced the bovine pleasure of Hannan Meats from Northern Ireland, your tastes remain unrefined and know-nothing; your mouth is a barren alimentary canal.
Set in today's Northern Ireland, Popular follows the story of four privileged Belfast teens with more money than sense as they each learn a bit more about each other and their own lives.