Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, but has suffered decades of sectarian violence. Yet since the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, it appears to have turned a corner. It has International airports, a shiny new Titanic Quarter in the heart of Belfast, and it even hosted a G8 summit. David Eades, returning for the first time after 13 years away, finds that despite these new developments, many of Northern Ireland's problems remain unsolved. The longer they continue, the longer resentment continues to fester, in what remains a divided society.
(Photo: A man walks past a mural celebrating the building of The Titanic at nearby Harland and Wolff shipyard in the mainly protestant area of East Belfast, in Northern Ireland. Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)