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Northern Ireland turns 100... but how many more happy returns will there be?

Jon Tonge


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Shelf life: some think that the writing is on the wall for NI’s future

Shelf life: some think that the writing is on the wall for NI’s future

Shelf life: some think that the writing is on the wall for NI’s future

For some 250 people in Northern Ireland, Monday will be a very special day. They will have lived long enough to see the birth and centenary of a country.

Northern Ireland came into being on May 3, 1921, but unionist celebrations 100 years on will be muted. That's not through lack of pride in their country, but a product of pandemic prohibitions and gloom over the political state of play.


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