Attitudes to Peace Walls - Research report to the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister

Date published: 01 June 2012

  • Author: Jonny Byrne, Cathy Gormley Heenan and Gillian Robinson, University of Ulster
  • Publication Date: June 2012


Since the first paramilitary ceasefires in 1994, the Northern Ireland peace and political processes have addressed a series of sensitive and contentious issues relating to the conflict such as policing, prisoner releases, decommissioning, and power sharing. While the peace process has also, in part, begun to address issues of segregation and division within Northern Ireland, it has not yet sufficiently addressed the most obvious and physical manifestation of this division – the peace walls.

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