Leader: The return of the Irish Question

The Brexit tensions have emboldened those who reject the peace process, such as the killers of Lyra McKee.

When Lyra McKee, a journalist and campaigner, was shot dead by dissident republicans during riots in Derry on 18 April, Northern Ireland had bleak cause for introspection. Ms McKee, a self- described “ceasefire baby”, was 29. She was of the generation that came of age in a period of uneasy but enduring peace in Northern Ireland and embodied its aspirations for a plural and tolerant future.

From a Catholic background but resolutely non-sectarian, Ms McKee had moved to...
source: New Statesman

2019-05-15 19:38
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