Utah project offers glimmer of hope for those living in Northern Ireland

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  • beetdiggingcougar Vancouver, WA
    July 17, 2012 11:15 p.m.

    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!

  • megen Truth or Consequences, NM
    July 17, 2012 7:26 a.m.

    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.

  • Rob Logan, UT
    July 17, 2012 5:10 a.m.

    So good barriers are being broken down. We have more things the same than different.