Getting our head around the amount of deals is now becoming trickier and trickier. A few years ago it was only 3 now it is 5! I have drawn up this guide below to help out.
I have tried to put together a collection of all the main terms you will have to know and understand for Northern Ireland Politics. They should all have weblinks to help you develop your understanding.
One quite tricky part of AS Politics is getting your head around 5 agreements! The two latest additions - Stormont House and Fresh Start are particularly confusing as they involve some of the same issues and the failure of one (Stormont House) leads effectively to the other - essentially as an emergency measure to keep the show on the road and prevent the NI Assembly collapsing.
I have uploaded two mindmaps here for you which hopefully explains what each is about.
Mr John Wishart -