If the young can shift the power to moderates then perhaps the rise in sectarianism might dissipate.https://www.ft.com/content/c8365112-ff51-11e6-8d8e-a5e3738f9ae4
Voters in Northern Ireland were at the ballot box on Thursday after an election campaign that highlighted the continuing orange-green dynamic in the region’s politics, to the exclusion of virtually everything else.
Some 1.25m people are eligible to vote in the second assembly election in less than a year. It was triggered after Sinn Fein, Northern Ireland’s second biggest political faction, walked out of the executive in January.
Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist party, the main voice of Ulster unionism, are expected once again to be the largest parties in the assembly, opinion polls suggest. They will then face the task of forming a new executive. But so deep are the divisions between them that many political leaders and pundits believe they will fail.
If that happens, Northern Ireland could see a return to direct rule from Westminster.