May 9, 2014

Northern Ireland Is Still a Tinderbox

Neill Lochery, National Post

The Associated Press

The arrest of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams over his alleged role in the disappearance and murder of a Belfast mother of 10 in 1972 has pushed the largely forgotten Northern Irish peace process back into the media spotlight. The brutal truth, however, is that peace has been in deep trouble for a number of years, with the post-conflict era failing to bring desired outcomes for either the republican or loyalist camps.

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TAGGED: Northern Ireland, Ireland, UK, IRA, Irish Republican Army, Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein

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