Expert: Corona and Brexit have re-fueled Northern Ireland conflict – international

BELFAST – In view of the corona pandemic and Brexit, a peace organization in Northern Ireland warns of the worsening of the decades-old conflict in the former civil war region. Paramilitary groups on both sides are currently very popular, said the head of the International Fund for Ireland (IFI), Paddy Harte, the PA news agency on Saturday. Both the mostly Protestant supporters of the Union with Great Britain and the Catholic supporters of reunification with the EU member Ireland would recruit new staff on an “alarming” scale. It is “very, very likely” that there will be new violence.