Dr Thomas Leahy is a lecturer in British and Irish politics and contemporary history in the Politics and International Relations Department at Cardiff University. His research specialisms include the Northern Ireland conflict and intelligence war, Irish republicanism since 1969, Northern Irish and Irish politics since 1998, and dealing with the past on the island of Ireland.
This month marks the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement, which ended over twenty-five years of conflict in Northern Ireland. Whilst the Good Friday Agreement remains secure, its key principles of consent and self-determination are under increasing pressure from Brexit and the Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) political deal with the UK Conservative government. Read more