Why Northern Ireland Is on Cusp of Crisis Again: QuickTake Q&A

Northern Ireland is preparing for its second election in a year, scheduled for March 2. The power-sharing arrangement between the pro-U.K. Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein, which wants a united Ireland, collapsed in January. While the vote won’t change how Theresa May’s U.K. government treats talks to leave the European Union, the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland could become an issue in how Brexit is carried out.


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