Fintan O'Toole: We must defend our right to share the island
The unthinkable 20 years ago is becoming ordinary. Our fragile reality must not be destroyed
Harland & Wolff shipyard showing one of the twin cranes in the background. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire
To get a sense of what has happened on the island of Ireland over the last 20 years, we could think about just two people. Both are involved in public life, though neither is a politician.