There are fears of an increase in pro-IRA sentiment among young people.

A Wolfe Tones concert on Sunday was labelled a ‘hate fest’ for republican chants.

Meanwhile, footballer John Herron was suspended by Larne FC yesterday for wearing a shirt bearing the slogan ‘Tiocfaidh ár lá’.

Austin Stack is the son of prison officer Brian Stack, who was murdered in 1983 by the Provisional IRA.

He says most of those supporting the narrative weren’t alive during the Troubles:

“This is a narrative that has grown. The young kids, teenagers and people up to their mid-twenties are people that weren’t around during the 70s and 80s, when the IRA massacred 1,800 people on this island.”