Niamh Gallagher

Niamh Gallagher teaches at Cambridge. She is the author of Ireland and the Great War.

Back to the Border: Ulsterism

Niamh Gallagher, 17 June 2021

Younger generations have no direct memory of the conflict and tend not to share the social conservatism of their elders. It is sometimes said that the South jumped straight from the 19th to the 21st century in a few decades: there has been a decline in religious observance, a growth in wealth, the incorporation of people of different ethnicities, and the passage of legislation allowing gay marriage and abortion. So why are we back to talking about the border?

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