‘It’s two steps forward, 10 steps back:’ Brexit, shifting demographics and familiar tensions stoke divisions in Northern Ireland

Over the course of 12 weeks in 2001, Burns and the other pupils at north Belfast’s Holy Cross Girls’ primary were subjected to a barrage of abuse from a group of loyalist Protestants blocking their path to the school gate. The unrest, reported on globally at the time, began during the last week of the …

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