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The BelTel: Sectarianism in Northern Ireland, what is it exactly and is it getting worse?

The words sectarian and sectarianism are common in Northern Ireland.

for some they describe all political differences and divisions, but for others they have specific meanings related to religious and cultural prejudices.

Some believe things are getting better, others believe the problem is getting worse.

Nationalists point to effigies, genocidal slogans like “Kill all Taigs,” and flags burned on Loyalist bonfires.

But unionists point to what they see as continued reverence for the IRA and intolerance of its culture as evidence of sectarianism on the nationalist side.

Joining Ciarán Dunbar for a debate on this huge issue are Suzanne Breen, Political Editor of the Belfast Telegraph, union activist and commentator Richard Garland and Belfast writer Pádraig Ó Meiscill.

Is sectarianism getting worse in Northern Ireland?

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