Minister for Justice David Ford said the survey showed a “hardening of attitudes among residents living in the shadow of peace walls towards their eventual removal”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More people living near Northern Ireland’s so-called peace walls want them to stay than did three years ago, a new study has found. In 2012, some 22(...)

US president Barack Obama is expected to urge  Northern Ireland schoolchildren to work for a more shared society, and to call for  the eventual removal of Belfast’s peace walls. Photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

US president Barack Obama visits Belfast this morning to press for renewed efforts to end community division in Northern Ireland. Accompanied by Miche(...)