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Forget social media rants, sectarianism is not what it was

Allison Morris


Despite bonfire furore, we have come a long way from dark days

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Messages and posters on the Cregagh bonfire in east Belfast. Credit: Cllr. Seamas de Faoite Twitter

Messages and posters on the Cregagh bonfire in east Belfast. Credit: Cllr. Seamas de Faoite Twitter

Messages and posters on the Cregagh bonfire in east Belfast. Credit: Cllr. Seamas de Faoite Twitter

I have often wondered would we have ever reached a peace agreement if there had been social media in 1998.

Would the people who took those brave steps in reaching out to former enemies, at first in private and later in a very public process, been deterred by the inevitable social media backlash?


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