The EC President Manuel Barroso has dropped by Northern Ireland (Norn Iron) and confirmed that about £600m of European funds would be devoted to NI and the Republic's border counties over the next six years.
Isn't he the nice man. That's six hundred million pounds people. Those useful things that are now 2 to the US dollar.
Together with the buckets that nice man Tony Blair promised its all a fair bit.
Who said peace doesn't pay.
Or as that formidable man Dr Ian Paisley (Big Ian) would say, "thank God for peace", and the border people people would eacho that and add "and thank Tony and Manuel for the money".