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Centenary poll: Life on the Border shows how shared ties bind across any invisible line

Rodney Edwards


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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: Dan Kitwood/PA

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: Dan Kitwood/PA

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: Dan Kitwood/PA

Living right on the Fermanagh-Cavan border, I can see how two counties in two different jurisdictions are not defined by an invisible Border. There is a shared history, language and culture, a realisation of the importance of social cohesion and a sense of neighbourliness.

The Good Friday Agreement, with the support of the European Union, led to peace and prosperity, and political development in Northern Ireland and cross-Border regeneration.


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