Divided Northern Ireland Faces Brexit Hangover

  • Region gets most per-capita EU aid of any part of U.K.
  • Sectarian split seen complicating regional government response

Celebrating the battle that ensured Protestant rule of Northern Ireland more than 300 years ago, residents of the Cregagh housing project in Belfast belted out “Simply the Best” and burned Irish flags and a figurine of the Virgin Mary on a bonfire that towered over the neighborhood’s row houses.

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