Twenty years since the Good Friday Agreement, it remains easier to rely on old animosities than lead people towards peace.
The agreement created peace between Irish nationalists and those who support being part of the United Kingdom. With Brexit looming, tensions are once again rising.
The Good Friday Agreement was choreographed 20 years ago to maximise support for the deal.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland, this episode of the podcast looks at its history, its legacy and the impact of Brexit on its future.
The citizens of Northern Ireland were ready for peace long before national leaders signed on the dotted line.
Talks between the DUP and Sinn Féin have collapsed again, but power sharing isn't over.
The Northern Irish party were horrified at the suggestion that Brexit might mean different customs rules. But when it comes to women's rights, it's a different story.
Brexit negotiations have revealed a clear lack of appreciation for the power of symbolism in Northern Irish politics.
Why are there so few films about Northern Ireland's unionists?
Ireland's new leader has a warning for those who want a hard border: come up with a plan, or EU talks will stall.
Political tensions are mounting over the future of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The unionists have pledged to back up the Conservative government in exchange for an extra £1 billion for Northern Ireland
The Good Friday Agreement's UN treaty status means that any compromise of the rigorous impartiality it demands of the Government could be legally challenged
The issue of an Irish Language Act has been a sticking point at Stormont.
Northern Ireland remains out of step with the rest of the UK when it comes to accessing abortion. Now the people behind that have become extremely powerful.
The Irish nationalists now have seven MPs but they have historically refused to attend the Westminster parliament.
A deal could have huge implications for Brexit and politics in Northern Ireland.
This is not the first time a Westminster government has needed support from unionists.
The Irish republicans stand for parliament but don't attend when they win. It's high time that changed.
In the absence of the government, and with important negotiations ahead, it's helpful to understand what citizens think about Brexit.