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Brexit Reopens Question of United Ireland Decades After Conflict

Northern Ireland was ravaged by sectarian violence over the division of Ireland. Now people are talking about the prospect of reunification one day. 

In Enniskillen, a town once synonymous with the civil conflict that made Northern Ireland one of the world’s trouble spots, Gráinne Knox and her husband rarely talked about the prospect of a united Ireland.

The 35-year old illustrator comes from a family that’s traditionally republican, or supportive of reunifying the U.K. province with Ireland to the south. He is from the other side of the divide, the unionists who have wanted the region to stay British. But for two people who came of age around the time of a peace deal, it was hardly a burning issue.