Northern Ireland is still a tinder box

13 May 2014

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The arrest of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams over his alleged role in the disappearance and murder of a Belfast mother of 10 in 1972 has pushed the largely forgotten Northern Irish peace process back into the media spotlight. The brutal truth, however, is that peace has been in deep trouble for a number of years, with the post-conflict era failing to bring desired outcomes for either the republican or loyalist camps, writes Professor Neill Lochery (UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies) in The National Post.