Northern Ireland is indeed at another critical moment. two very significant points. Mrs May will depend on the eleven unionist MPs in voting for Brexit in the House of Commons. She will do nothing to upset them. Sinn Fein are playing a cunning game. Their judge led inquiry on the renewable heating scandal which has resulted in northern Ireland being lumbered with around five billion extra will now be taking place at the same time as the March election. their timing is deliberate to keep it firmly in the consciousness of the public as they go to vote.
Once the vote takes place the parties have three weeks to come up; with a deal. If there is no deal then the law says the Secretary of state must hold yet another election!