Northern Ireland’s games of simultaneous political chess continue …

Uncomfortable Conversations hall feile15Even with a budgetary crisis looming over the Stormont institutions, other threads are still being woven into the political narrative.

To switch metaphors, it’s like three games of chess being played simultaneously: one short-term game against the clock, another medium-term, and a long-term strategy being played out on a third board.

So in the last week I’ve heard:

The Stormont House Agreement isn’t totally dead after all …

Yet we also have two elections on the island to further disrupt matters in the next nine months.

Crisis? What crisis?

Alan Meban. Normally to be found blogging over at Alan in Belfast where you’ll find an irregular set of postings, weaving an intricate pattern around a diverse set of subjects. Comment on cinema, books, technology and the occasional rant about life. On Slugger, the posts will mainly be about political events and processes. Tweets as @alaninbelfast.