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A New Street Was Meant to Bridge Belfast’s Sectarian Divide. Then the Doorbell Rang.

Eighteen years on from the peace deal that largely ended three decades of sectarian violence between people of Catholic and Protestant backgrounds here, the two communities still live largely apart.

It has raised concerns about certain politicians’ commitment to the process of integration, and about the ability of the Northern Irish police to curb the influence of sectarian paramilitary groups.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte