Days since Brexit

Brexit and the history of Ireland’s border – a special audio report

DIVISIONS over Brexit have revived memories of the history of the partition of Ireland.

In a special audio report, The Detail speaks to historian Éamon Phoenix about the momentous events almost 100 years ago when the island was divided into two states.

A Catholic man whose Co Armagh family found themselves just north of the new border, and a Protestant whose Co Monaghan family suddenly found themselves on the southern side, recall memories and look to the future:

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