The DUP and Sinn Féin face direct rule if they can't agree on a programme for government.
The two ruling parties live by the letter of the Good Friday Agreement, but not the spirit.
It's the first time the 'Green and White Army' and the 'Boys in Green' have competed together in a football tournament – and it's actually going rather well.
The Northern Ireland peace process will not implode on a Brexit, but the EU has done a lot to help it along.
More candidates mean a change in politics, but it's not as easy as creating policies such as all women shortlists.
She defected from the UUP to the DUP, and now Arlene Foster will be the first woman to run Northern Ireland. Here's where she stands on the big issues.
A vote in favour of marriage equality in Northern Ireland was stymied by a mechanism designed to protect minorities.