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(...)

Maurna Crozier was instrumental in reaching out to non-traditional aspects of Northern society

In a comment last week on the life and work of Maurna Crozier, who has died aged 72, the historian Jonathan Bardon remarked that in her work of reconc(...)

Union flags being waved in front of Belfast’s City Hall last December during protests over the decision by Belfast City Council to limit the number of days the flag is flown from the building. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Fifteen years after the Belfast Agreement and more than six years into devolution, the storm clouds are gathering. Austerity has robbed Norther(...)