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April 15, 2022

The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is one of the most contentious in the world. But what really divides Ireland? And after Brexit, is Irish unification a real possibility?

00:00 Ireland’s irregular border
00:45 Ireland’s history divided
02:31 Caught on the wrong side
04:36 The Troubles
06:30 Working towards peace
07:44 New divisions, old tensions

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Listen to the podcast on the centenary of the Irish border: econ.st/35PEXw6

Read more about how Brexit is affecting the Irish border: econ.st/3MTmWOj

Is Irish unification becoming more likely? econ.st/3pVLeNJ

Why is Northern Ireland part of the United Kingdom: econ.st/3pZ3sOl

Read more about how Northern ireland is changing: econ.st/3pW9A9M

Watch the first instalment of the Disputed Borders series: econ.st/37mOcEt

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