Nathan Stewart - "Rather than wait for that wishy-washy centre ground to deliver us from the past, we need to keep banging on at the parties we have now to deliver real change."
Aíne Maguire - "People didn’t overwhelmingly vote Yes to the Good Friday Agreement, witness the collapse of Stormont, support the St Andrews Agreement, support the Fresh Start Agreement and support the Stormont House Agreement to have our government taken away from us."
Kieran Pradeep - "NI is a land struggling to keep its head above a tide of historical debt. Culture and identity become leveraged by those who define them for us. Our segregated communities, educations and institutions service this debt, ensuring that the hierarchies in place do not falter."
Fionnuala Lenaghan - "I may lack faith in Hong Kong’s ability to secure democracy, but I do believe in the desire and ability of Northern Irish people to provide the anchor of a brighter future for generations to come."
Naomh Gallagher - "We need people to tell the good stories as well as the bad. We need to tell people that there is hope, that there are people choosing to fight for what is right, that there are people making plans to improve our future."
James Ashe - "A third of young people leave Northern Ireland to study. All parties need to invest in the future and and create opportunities to retain younger generations."
Maria McManus - "I grew up along the border and the added level of poverty that was not only a poverty of finance, economy and opportunity, but cultural. It impacted on our identity, our sense of safety and freedom and our sense of ourselves."