Brexit vote cannot be allowed to endanger the peace process
Reinstating any border controls would be a blow to the North, writes Dearbhail McDonald
Published 25/06/2016 | 02:30
Like thousands of others, I grew up in the shadow of one the British army's many 'observation' bases near south Armagh.
The massive Cloghogue army base, on the main road between my native Newry and my mum's hometown of Dundalk, was a blight on our childhood, a pervasive and ugly symbol of division and fear.
The three-mile stretch of the A1 between Cloghogue and Killeen was known as 'Bomb Alley' as it had claimed the lives of 24 people between 1971 and 1992.