Good Friday Agreement

Good Friday Agreement

the agreement between the British and Irish governments and the political parties in Northern Ireland reached on 10 April 1998 in Belfast following lengthy talks. The purpose of the agreement is to deal with relations between the two communities in Northern Ireland; relations between the two parts of Ireland; and between Ireland north and south and the other parts of the British Isles. All parties undertook to renounce violence and to use their influence to ensure that weapons were decommissioned. A 108-member Northern Ireland Assembly was to be created, as well as a North-South Council to discuss matters of mutual interest to Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic and a British-Irish Council that would be a forum for all the jurisdictions in the British Isles. The Irish government undertook to remove the clauses in its Constitution that claimed jurisdiction over Northern Ireland, and all parties agreed that the constitutional status of Northern Ireland could be changed only by the consent of a majority of the people of Northern Ireland. It replaced the 1985 ANGLO-IRISH AGREEMENT.
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The Brexiteers have woken up late in the day to the logical problem the Northern Ireland issue creates for their hard Brexit plan and they have decided to throw the Good Friday Agreement off the bus to save it.
It is a time for all of us to re-commit to the principles at the core of the Good Friday Agreement - equality, mutual respect, partnership, reconciliation, tolerance and trust.
Today's paper states that the Good Friday Agreement should continue to be protected and strengthened in all its parts after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
The Sinn Fein president, Gerry Adams, also accused May of not honouring the Good Friday agreement after meeting the prime minister last week.
AS the ex-home secretary Theresa May knows exactly what deals were done to sign the Good Friday agreement and who cannot be prosecuted or indeed even investigated, she knows who are carrying letters of comfort and what dirty deeds were done.
Washington: US President Barack Obama urged Northern Ireland's political factions to keep ignoring those who inspire hate rather than hope, as he marked the 15th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
Trimble is in the country for a five-day visit to share experiences and lessons on reaching a peaceful solution in the Northern Ireland strife, through the Good Friday Agreement.
Fortunately, there is a framework in the shape of the Northern Ireland Good Friday Agreement.
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams warned that if agreement can not be reached on the devolution of policing and justice powers from London to the province then the institutions set up under the Good Friday Agreement can no longer continue.
in Ulster we've had the Good Friday Agreement but now, thanks to my new show on BBc1 northern ireland and sky channel 973, we've got the Friday show agreement.
A LOCAL MP who served as a founding member of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland as part of the Good Friday Agreement has condemned the weekend murders.