Northern Ireland Elections

How different will they be?

On May 22nd, voters in Northern Ireland go to the polls to vote in  local and European elections. Unusually, there hasn’t been an election in the North for three years, so what are the likely outcomes? Dan Keenan, Gerry Moriarty and Newton Emerson discuss the current political climate, the aftermath of last year’s flag controversy in Belfast, and the possibility that new “super-councils” introduced as part of the most significant reform in local government for 40 years may lead to further political Balkanisation.


Inside Politics is a free weekly politics podcast presented by the digital development editor of the Irish Times Hugh Linehan and produced by Sinead O'Shea.

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