With a holiday in Ireland coming up later this year, I have been taking quite an interest in the excellent Slugger O'Toole website. Here's a particularly good article by Mick Fealty, producer of the website, who I met last year at my first and last appearance on 18 Doughty Street.
I have visited Belfast a few times in the last couple of years. One thing which shines through is the remarkable interest in politics of people in Northern Ireland. You can see that from the Slugger website comments.
So, I am not daft enough to posit an opinion on the Northern Ireland situation, except to observe that Martin McGuiness's reaction to the recent shootings was quite extraordinary and represents something of a watershed.