23 Mar. 2018
Middletown, United Kingdom
Alice Mullen from Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland does her shopping at a former customs post on the border in Middletown, Northern Ireland, December 9, 2017. "I'd be very worried if it was a hard border, I remember when people were divided. I would be very afraid of the threat to the peace process, it was a dreadful time to live through. Even to go to mass on a Sunday, you'd have to go through checkpoints. It is terribly stressful," said Mullen. "All those barricades and boundaries were pulled down. I see it as a huge big exercise of trust and I do believe everyone breathed a sigh of relief." REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne SEARCH "KILCOYNE BORDER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.