What is the Good Friday Agreement Northern Ireland?

What is the Good Friday Agreement Northern Ireland?

The Belfast Agreement is also known as the Good Friday Agreement, because it was reached on Good Friday, 10 April 1998. It was an agreement between the British and Irish governments, and most of the political parties in Northern Ireland, on how Northern Ireland should be governed.

Did people vote on the Good Friday Agreement?

The Good Friday Agreement referendum, 1998 was a referendum held in Northern Ireland over whether there was support for the Good Friday Agreement. The result was a majority (71.1\%) in favour. A simultaneous referendum held in the Republic of Ireland produced an even larger majority (94.4\%) in favour.

What does Brexit mean for the Northern Ireland peace deal?

During Brexit negotiations, all sides agreed that protecting the Northern Ireland peace deal ( the Good Friday agreement) was an absolute priority. It meant keeping the land border between the Republic of Ireland (in the EU) and Northern Ireland (in the UK) open and avoiding new infrastructure like cameras and border posts.

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How will Brexit affect lorries in Northern Ireland?

After Brexit, Northern Ireland continues to follow many EU rules, in particular the ones governing the trade in goods, meaning lorries can drive across the land border without being inspected.

What does the EU referendum result mean for Northern Ireland?

The EU referendum debate divided the parties in Northern Ireland and the result to leave means there are conflicting thoughts on what should happen next. The DUP backed a Leave vote and the idea of holding a referendum was a long-term ambition of the party’s Westminster leader Nigel Dodds.

How many voted to stay in the EU in Northern Ireland?

Out of 18 constituencies, 11 voted to stay in the European Union. The turnout in Northern Ireland was 62.7\% with 789,879 people voting in the referendum. The EU referendum debate divided the parties in Northern Ireland and the result to leave means there are conflicting thoughts on what should happen next.

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