What were the aims of the Good Friday Agreement?

What were the aims of the Good Friday Agreement?

The talks leading to the Agreement addressed issues which had caused conflict during previous decades. The aim was establish a new, devolved governmentfor Northern Ireland in which unionists and nationalists would share power.

What is Article 16 NI protocol?

Article 16 of the protocol is a safeguard clause within the Northern Ireland Protocol that allows either party to take unilateral “strictly necessary” measures if applying the protocol “leads to serious economic, societal or environmental difficulties that are liable to persist, or to diversion of trade”.

Does the draft Withdrawal Agreement violate the Good Friday Agreement?

John McGarry and Brendan O’Leary write that, contrary to the DUP’s claims, the draft Withdrawal Agreement does not violate the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement when it comes to consent. Instead, the proposals regarding Northern Ireland are reasonable and balanced. Conference 2014 – Nigel Dodds. Picture: DUP Photos/ (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) licence

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When was the Good Friday Agreement made up?

The agreement is made up of two inter-related documents, both agreed in Belfast on Good Friday, 10 April 1998: a multi-party agreement by most of Northern Ireland’s political parties (the Multi-Party Agreement); an international agreement between the British and Irish governments (the British–Irish Agreement).

What was the 1998 Northern Ireland Good Friday Agreement?

The agreement was approved by voters across the island of Ireland in two referendums held on 22 May 1998. In Northern Ireland, voters were asked in the 1998 Northern Ireland Good Friday Agreement referendum whether they supported the multi-party agreement.

What are the implications of Brexit for the Good Friday Agreement?

This is broader than an economic consideration. It is about the future cohesion of society. There is no escaping that Brexit has major implications of the Good Friday Agreement. By Stephen Farry Deputy Leader of the cross-community Alliance Party and Sorcha Eastwood is a Brexit adviser for the Alliance Party.

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