BELFAST - Northern Ireland this week celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. The 1998 peace brought an end to 30 years of civil war between Protestants and Catholics, but unrest seems to have returned in recent years. Northern Ireland politics has been tumbling into one crisis after another since Brexit.
Paramilitary organizations carry out bombings and murders, despite increased police focus and zeal. Protestant and Catholic working-class neighborhoods are separated by huge walls. Flags, memorials, murals and parades are ubiquitous.
- 25 jaar na het einde van de Troubles: ‘Veel Noord-Ieren zijn mentaal nog altijd in oorlog’, De Standaard, 08/04/2023.