This is a brilliant Irish Times Article from Northern Ireland Newsletter journalist Sam McBride - someone who knows the N.I Executive and its workings very well.
It explains the deep issues with the NI Executive and how the differences and the system itself has led to years of problems which don't look to be sorted any time soon
One area that is the most searched in the website is policy differences between Sinn Fein and the DUP. Just in case, this is a slight overview in case it helps :-) Unfortunately, as is the case with most manifestos from NI parties they spout generic phrases and promises about the real issues of health and education but in reality these are the key issues that divide them .. and sadly on what people vote them in on..
PARTY WEBSITES for more detailed manifesto links
NI ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 2017 - HOW WE ENDED UP HERE:
This is essential viewing for those of you studying Northern Ireland Politics. It has been a busy year and this web page helps you get your head around a lot of what went on in 2016.
Mr John Wishart -