Who opens and closes interface gates?

CLAIM: Gates at interface barriers on Shankill and Falls roads are shut every evening at 6 pm.

CONCLUSION: ACCURATE. One gate in the Shankill and Falls road is closed at 6 pm — at Townsend Street. Other gates in this area close at other times (3.00/6.30/9.00/10.30pm). The Department of Justice is responsible for the gates at four locations, and the PSNI for a fifth one. Continue reading Who opens and closes interface gates?

Do more residents want peace walls to stay?

CLAIM: More residents want peace walls to stay.

CONCLUSION: ACCURATE. While the findings from the 2015 survey are mixed, as they have also been in previous studies, there is some evidence that relationships between single identity communities along peace walls have grown more suspicious, and that the appetite for change evident in a previous 2012 survey has diminished slightly. Continue reading Do more residents want peace walls to stay?