This month marked 100 years since Ireland was split in two, creating Northern Ireland, which is now part of the United Kingdom. Tensions and fighting in Northern Ireland have ebbed and flowed, and still persist today, often in the form of paramilitary groups. These groups – from both sides – are part of society and daily life. In the past few weeks they have also been in the news internationally for the role in the latest riots spurred by Brexit issues
To explain the role of paramilitary groups and the way forward post-Brexit for northern Ireland, I’m joined today by Kristin Bakke and Kit Rickard, who have recently written an article on the topic of paramilitary groups and punishment attacks.
- Kristin and Kit's article, "Northern Ireland: how to understand the influence of paramilitary groups", published in The Conversation
- More about their Northern Ireland research on Kit Rickard's personal website
- More about the PRIO project Attitudes for Peace