The name given to the political situation in Northern Ireland
. It refers to the terrorism
in the country, the struggle for a United Ireland
by one side, and to remain a part of the United Kingdom
by the other. It is the conflict between Unionism
The Troubles have meant that many people, civilians
, members of the armed forces
, have lost their lives.
It is hoped that devolution
and the creation of a Northern Ireland Assembly
will ease the situation. However, the Assembly has been stopped due to the current situation.
Even in this time of supposed peace, people are still being killed