No Hard Border?

Image: The Irish Times

It would appear that some people, particularly in the vicinity of Westminster and Dundela Avenue in Belfast, have forgotten about the 30 years of violence perpetrated at the hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland during the troubles. The Irish Times have created an excellent interactive data visualisation of every border crossing on the Northern Ireland border, which include details of all the violent incidents such as bombings, shootings and arson, and the number of fatalities and wounded at each crossing during the troubles. The work is accompanied by a piece describing the history of the border.