I agree with megen. The main issue is if NI wants to be a part of the UK or
Ireland, not really a religious issue. My wife and I were in
Belfast in May and while there may still be conflict, the people aren't
letting it show. We visited the Shankill Road area and couldn't believe
that people used to blow each other up a couple decades ago.Probably
the nicest English-speaking people I've ever met (and a great accent) and
so willing to talk to you. Completely safe and much nicer roads, etc than the
Republic of Ireland. I'd recommend Belfast to anyone!
The Northern Ireland problem isn't a Catholic/Protestant problem as much as
it is an Irish/ British problem. There are some Irish Protestant nationalists.
Ireland was stripped of economic resources, freedom, language and culture by
Penal laws the British enacted against the Irish.
So good barriers are being broken down. We have more things the same than