Considering the news flows over the last few months have focused almost entirely on Northern Irish nationalism, Noel MacAdam is possibly justified in predicting that the big battles are going to be between SDLP and Sinn Fein. The SDLP’s problem is that they seem on track for a decent performance in the council elections, but have seemed certain to lose one of the more high profile Westminster seats since before the last Assembly election.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty