At the Irish border, Brexit awakens the trauma of past violence

 The former British army barracks, now home to the Northern Ireland police force, stand butted up against the Gaelic football club grounds in Crossmaglen, Northern Ireland, on February 8, 2019. During the Troubles, army helicopters would land on the grounds to resupply the base, as terrestrial vehicles were targetted by roadside bombs. Local members of the football club said that the army wanted to take over the club land, but the club resisted, hence the direct contact now.

Dans le « bandit country », bastion nationaliste irlandais au cœur des violences entre 1969 et 1998, l’idée d’un retour à une frontière, même légère, fait craindre le pire. — Read the article on Le Monde (en français)