The Latest Brexit Crisis May Save Ireland’s Shaky Coalition Government
Brexit may be fatal for Dublin in the long term. But for now, it’s a boon to the country’s historic—and fragile—coalition.
As Brexit Talks Falter, the Risk of Violence in Ireland Is Still Alive
Despite a major crackdown, the uncertainty around the border won’t let militant republicanism go away.
John Hume Left Behind a Peaceful—but Divided—Ireland
The Nobel Peace Laureate helped bring nearly three decades of bloodshed in Northern Ireland to an end. But reconciliation between the country’s communities remains unrealized.
To Pay for the Pandemic, Dry Out the Tax Havens
Corporations and the wealthy have stashed away as much as $36 trillion in untaxed money. It's time to bring the hammer down.
Could the Pandemic Kill the United Kingdom?
Boris Johnson’s bungled coronavirus response could fuel calls for Scottish independence and Irish unification.
Not Even the Coronavirus Can Overcome Northern Ireland’s Divisions
Even in the face of an existential crisis, the country’s political leaders default to battles over culture and identity.
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Ireland’s Populists Are Not Really Populist
After decades of militant radicalism, Sinn Fein won last week’s elections by moving toward the mainstream.
Sinn Fein Just Upended Ireland’s Status Quo. What Comes Next?
Disgruntled Irish voters have made their voices heard, but translating that mandate into a governing coalition won’t be easy.
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The long-term consequences of the coronavirus, a significant election takes place in Ireland, and a look at Greece’s new foreign-policy crisis.
Will Irish Elections Lead to Unification?
After Saturday’s vote, the nationalist Sinn Fein party could form parts of governments in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for the first time in history.
Northern Ireland Is in a Culture War. Brexit Is Making It Worse.
Nationalists and unionists are in a battle for cultural supremacy, complicating the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU.
Brexit Could Spark a Return to Violence in Northern Ireland
Republican and loyalist paramilitary groups are using the U.K.’s departure from the EU as political cover to reignite their once-dormant campaigns of terrorism.
Brexit Still Looms Over Northern Ireland’s New Government
Northern Ireland’s leaders have reached a deal to restore power-sharing, but several problems remain unsolved.
With Parliament Voting for Brexit, Is Irish Unification Inevitable?
Republican sentiment is rising over fears that Brexit will tank the economy, but Northern Ireland’s unionists won’t go quietly.
After Brexit, What’s Left for Northern Ireland’s Unionists?
Faced with growing calls for a united Ireland, Britain’s most loyal subjects look to an uncertain future.