With Brexit looming, the idea of a hard border between the Republic and NI seems more and more likely. Tourism and trade will suffer almost immediately. I've heard but not seen that there are massive developments in Dublin with the plan to move some part of the banking and trade out of London and into Dublin, in addition to Frankfurt. The usual flare ups in the summer during Parade season will be much longer in my opinion. Trying to be back in July for the Twelfth. >>3082796
Are you still local? Looking for more contacts inside the Orange order/ Loyalist areas to get access to the Bonfires and to create portraits of the Orangemen around the Twelfth.
Either way shoot me an email, I'll be back some time this year [email protected]
Just barely visible in the middle of the frame is a very shredded Union Jack flag. The issue of flags is one of major contention, across not just Loyalist and Republican lines, but also those seeking a more cohesive Northern Ireland without leaving the United Kingdom. As such, sectarian strongholds often display flags, have painted curbs, and other loud displays showing support for their side. In some diplomatic cases, particularly concerning the Mayor of Belfast, both the Union Jack and the Irish Tricolor are displayed, while in other instances neither flag are displayed.