Brexit concerns in Northern Ireland
Brexit has been a particular concern for people in Northern Ireland who are worried that it will see a return to the troubles. Fr Paddy McCafferty, PP of a West Belfast Parish – Springhill which is just off the Falls Road, talks to Conor Deane of his concerns around Brexit for the wider nationalist community and his vision of a future for the North based on shared values around Christianity and forgiveness.
Fr. Paddy states there can be no lasting and real peace until both sides of the community embrace forgiveness and love in the Christian context, as we are called to do in the Gospels by Our Lord Jesus Christ. Conor and Fr Paddy also discuss sports like Rugby where Ireland come together, embracing Unionists and Nationalist, to great success, showing that such initiatives are possible. They begin by talking about the tensions surrounding Brexit.