Ian Acheson Ian Acheson

Northern Ireland is descending back into sectarianism

A republican bonfire set alight this week

Nearly 25 years after the Good Friday Agreement, the embers of sectarianism in Northern Ireland are still glowing bright.

This week thousands of young nationalists at a west Belfast community and music festival ended the night by chanting pro-IRA slogans. They were seemingly oblivious to the fact that the IRA murdered more Roman Catholics in the Troubles than any other combatants.

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Ian Acheson
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Ian Acheson
Professor Ian Acheson is a former prison governor. He was also Director of Community Safety at the Home Office

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