On October 13th, 2019, people across Northern Ireland came together to mark a deflating milestone.
It had been 1000 days since the power-sharing government at Stormont had collapsed, following a major disagreement between Northern Ireland’s two largest political parties, Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
Bronagh McAtasney helped organise a rally in her hometown of Newry that day. The rally was run by a grassroots group called ‘We Deserve Better’.
“This was a community group. We wanted to do something to mark 1000 days of no Stormont”, McAtasney tells me.
It was her involvement with movements such as…