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Two young reporters, Holly Foskett and Aaron Crossey, go behind the scenes of the Northern Ireland Assembly to find out how the Irish political system works. They speak to BBC journalists, Mark Devenport and Jim Fitzpatrick, about reporting from Stormont, and to MLAs, Basil McCrea and Margaret Ritchie, about the importance of politics for young people in Ireland.
This clip is from:
Northern Ireland
First broadcast:
12 June 2009

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used as a starting point for research into different political systems around the world and how the systems have advantages and disadvantages. Ask students to research other monarchies in the world and list what powers the monarch has in those states. How would students seek to reform the UK's system of government? Would they retain the monarch and the House of Lords?