Discussing the Northern Assembly elections on RTE’s The Week in Politics

week in politics 2016I was a panelist on RTE’s ‘The Week in Politics’ for the first time yesterday (7 May) discussing the results of the Northern Assembly elections along with Martin Mansergh and presenter Áine Lawlor. The two main parties had a great election with the DUP gaining the same number of seats as last time despite strong challenges on the right from the TUV and UKIP. Sinn Féin dropped just one seat in the face of the challenge on the left from People before Profit (PBP). With two PBP MLAs and two Greens  (up from one) there are now four opposition MLAs in the new Assembly who are broadly on the left – out of 108. Available on RTE Player until 28 May.  http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/the-week-in-politics-17/10570041/

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About niallodoc

Senior Lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland Galway
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