After three years of inaction and pointless wrangling from Sinn Féin and the DUP…

Over on Comment is Free I’ve a longish analysis on what’s eating away at the core of the Northern Ireland political settlement. With the two former extremes now in charge, we have talent at the top, but two parties overly focused on the needs of conflicting special interests that have led them to fetishise an issue that is of little interest to the general population one way or the other… Leaving each bound, and struggling to regain their relevance in a post conflict world…

PS, For those wondering about the imminent arrival of Hillary, she’s in Paris, not Hillsborough…

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