General (General discussion, talk about anything.)
I lived and worked in Belfast for a couple of years in the 90’s and saw first hand, on an almost daily basis, the hatred that existed between the two factions at that time. The Good Friday agreement did alleviate the situation I believe. I toured Ireland, North and South, a couple of years ago and found the situation had eased amongst the younger element but old habits die hard and the troubles were still simmering amongst the older generation. Most families were touched by the problems and no way will they start “ having a pint” with each other. It will take generations to forget. I also lived and worked in Dublin for two years in 2001 and 2002 and never heard calls for a united Ireland in that time. They couldn't afford To take the North under their jurisdiction.
Replied: 9th Oct 2019 at 00:42