The past two months of rioting around Belfast aren't a return to the clashes of two decades ago. Rather, they are a sign of a new split, this time between unionists themselves along class lines.
Young Protestants and Catholics in east Belfast clashed again Tuesday night in violence that appears to involve splinter paramilitary groups with murky aims.
Violence rocked a Belfast neighborhood in Northern Ireland Monday as a pro-British paramilitary group attacked Catholic homes and a church. It was the worst such attack in recent years.
Northern Ireland riots continued for a fourth night Wednesday. While violence has been on the wane, protests erupted in Belfast after a Protestant march went through the republican Ardoyne area.
Nearly 40 years after 14 Catholic civil rights marchers were killed by British soldiers in Derry, Northern Ireland, the UK's Saville report on Bloody Sunday exonerated the marchers. But prosecutions look unlikely, analysts say.
If Britain's Conservative Party is unable to strike a deal with the Liberal Democrats after last week's election, the Tories may look to gain the support of eight members of Parliament from Northern Ireland in order to run the UK government.
David Cameron, whose Conservative party is leading in UK election results, may have the upper hand. But no one party emerged with enough seats to form a government.