A Big Yes for Peace

As Ireland embraces a fresh start, Londonderry embodies both the hope and the problems ahead

In Londonderry, the second largest city in Northern Ireland, the citizens can't even agree on the name of the place they all live. The Catholics call it Derry, the original name before the English arrived to colonize the island. The Protestants insist on using the name with their preferred national capital stuck in front.

But even as just over 71% of the citizens of both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland voted to endorse a peace agreement that offers the best hope ever of ending the sectarian warfare in the North, Londonderry stands as the symbol of what went wrong...

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