Northern Ireland’s political landscape has ‘changed quite considerably’ since formation

Northern Ireland's political landscape has 'changed quite considerably' since formation

Professor of 20th Century Irish History Marie Coleman says Northern Ireland’s political landscape has “changed quite considerably” since the nation’s formation in 1921.

“We had an election here earlier in the year which indicates the majority of electoral support is now on the nationalist side for the first time since the foundation of Northern Ireland,” she told Sky News host Paul Murray.

Professor Coleman said the Northern Ireland Assembly convened on Wednesday so politicians could pay respect to the Queen – even though it is not sitting currently due to “internal political disagreements”.

“The tone from the nationalists, particularly the republican Sinn Féin side was very conciliatory,” she said.