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      Northern Ireland : Challenges of Peace and Reconciliation Since the Good Friday Agreement 

      The Peace Bridge and the Re-branding of the River Foyle in Derry-Londonderry : From a ‘Divided City’ to a ‘Shared Space’?

      Peter Lang

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          The city of Derry-Londonderry has often been described as a ‘divided’ city because of its history of communal division and its association with the Troubles. As is often the case in Northern Ireland, political and sectarian division is also inscribed in the physical space of the city, with one of the main ‘dividing lines’ being the River Foyle. Although only Protestants had been allowed to live within the city walls at the time they were built in the seventeenth century, since the 1970s most Protestants have moved to the East bank of the river, known as the Waterside, while the historical city centre and most of the West bank, known as the Cityside, are now predominantly Catholic, with the exception of the small Fountain estate just outside the city walls ( Derry Journal, 2 March 2018). A report commissioned by the Pat Finucane Centre in 2018 estimated that the Protestant population on the West Bank had gone from 8,459 to 1,407 between 1971 and 1991, while the Catholic population in the same area had gone from 33,951 to 48,233. Over the same period, there had been a 27 per cent increase in the Protestant population living in the Waterside, while the Catholic population in the same area had only increased by 4 per cent (Hansson and McLaughlin 2018: 13).

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          Protestant Migration from the West Bank of Derry / Londonderry 1969–1980

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              The Great Imagining: Public Art, Urban Space and the Symbolic Landscapes of a ‘New’ Northern Ireland


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