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Malachi O'Doherty

How can political parties in Northern Ireland improve their standing in run-up to the next election?

Malachi O'Doherty


Naomi Long of Alliance is the most impressive leader, argues Malachi O'Doherty, who suggests ways the others could become more personable

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Justice Minister Naomi Long

Justice Minister Naomi Long

Justice Minister Naomi Long

With under two years to the next assembly election parties should be starting to strategise. But that must be nearly impossible in the middle of two crises, Brexit and Covid 19.

Covid places us all in a context that was unimaginable just at the beginning of the year, when the Executive parties were making up and returning to their desks.

Brexit has faded from our concerns after a couple of years of total preoccupation with the damage it might cause or the hopes it raised in some reckless hearts.