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Guns, God and Government: Northern Ireland’s Albatross in the Shadows


Northern Ireland has, it would appear, weathered the storm of its recent dissident attacks. Yet the smell of thunder still hangs in the air over the troubled province. 

Northern Ireland has, it would appear, weathered the storm of its recent dissident attacks. Yet the smell of thunder still hangs in the air over the troubled province. The murders of two soldiers and a policeman in March by dissident republicans have, paradoxically, served to reassure and indeed prove to both communities that a peaceful political resolve is the will of the vast majority. With historical reminders still profoundly entrenched within each community’s political

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