Dates and times
For the past two decades, you could cross the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic half a dozen times without noticing. It’s frictionless – a feat sealed by the Good Friday Agreement.
Before that, watchtowers loomed, military checkpoints dotted the roads, and bridges had been demolished. This is a past that most are happy to have left behind but it may also be the future.
With the fate of the border uncertain, Diarmaid Ferriter’s The Border is a timely intervention into one of the most contentious and misunderstood political issues of our time.
Chaired by Andrew Meehan.
'A timely history shows how confusion and dispute plagued the Irish border long before Brexit' (The Guardian)