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Foreign Secretary Liz Truss could have serious influence over Northern Irish politics this year. Joshua Bratt / Alamy Stock Photo

State of Stormont: can Northern Ireland trust in Truss?

After Lord Frost’s departure, the future of Brexit negotiations – and the Northern Ireland protocol – are in Liz Truss’s hands.
Northern Irish protesters on April 7, 2021, burn the Peace Gate in Belfast, built in the 1990s to separate the city’s warring Protestant and Catholic communities. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland, born of strife 100 years ago, again erupts in political violence

Brexit has reopened an old battle over Northern Irish identity, leading to clashes in the street. Scores have been injured in the troubled UK territory’s worst outbreak of violence in decades.

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