2021 brings many anniversaries with significance to British‐Irish and cross‐border relations. Most obviously, it is Northern Ireland’s centenary, and the same for the Anglo‐Irish Treaty which gave birth to the Irish state. Thus, it is 100 years since the border between the two parts of Ireland was confirmed.This article will reflect on the legacy of such events, and the broader historical patterns of British‐Irish relations, including their wider European context, to show how they continue to interact and to shape contemporary politics in these islands.
|Journal||Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Sep 2021|