Brexit negotiations have revealed a clear lack of appreciation for the power of symbolism in Northern Irish politics.
A judge in Belfast has dismissed a challenge to Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage citing it as a 'social policy' issue.
The issue of an Irish Language Act has been a sticking point at Stormont.
Violent dissident republicanism is still making its presence felt.
What was already an uneasy alliance first turned sour, and then utterly disintegrated. Where did it all go wrong?
More candidates mean a change in politics, but it's not as easy as creating policies such as all women shortlists.
A vote in favour of marriage equality in Northern Ireland was stymied by a mechanism designed to protect minorities.