Matt Gillespie - "Finding a way to bridge divide through the quiet, the small, the normal, can be much more powerful than the theatrical gestures of politics."
Nathan Stewart - "A statement of any sort on the day of McGuinness' death sums up how you see our country’s past and how you see its future."
Brendan Harkin - "Will the DUP offer leadership and representation for ALL of Northern Ireland and practice the platitudes they preach? Or will it just be more parrotry instead of parity?"
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."
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."
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."