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Northern Ireland: stalemate, borders and centrist politics


13 May 2022

For the first time in 101 years, a nationalist party is in the majority in Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin said the country was entering a “new era” as they overtook the DUP.


For the first time in 101 years, a nationalist party is in the majority in Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin said the country was entering a “new era” as they overtook the DUP.

It’s a seismic moment in Northern Irish history.

Today, our policy correspondent Paul McNamara looks into how we got here – how Brexit and the Northern Ireland protocol has divided unionists, and how yet further stalemate is perhaps why many people are tired of the old nationalist/unionist labels and just want centrist politics that gives them a functioning government.

Producer: Rachel Evans

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