Building bridges the slow way…

Seamus Mallon’s fears that Northern Irish society may Balkanise if voters slide towards Sinn Fein and the DUP has found an echo amongst moderates on both sides here. But in one small part of North Belfast there’s a new self build housing scheme that could see a softening in the harsh sectarian boundaries there.

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