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Downing Street Declaration

A document, signed on 15 December 1993 by the British Prime Minister, John Major, and the Prime Minister of the Irish Republic, Albert Reynolds, declaring their principles and conditions ...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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... Street Declaration A document, signed on 15 December 1993 by the British Prime Minister, John Major , and the Prime Minister of the Irish Republic, Albert Reynolds, declaring their principles and conditions for the conduct of negotiations to achieve peace in Northern Ireland . The declaration restated the existing positions of both governments, confirming that they would seek the agreement of the people of both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic to any change to the status of Northern Ireland and would uphold all existing guarantees to Northern...

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World Encyclopedia

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... Street Declaration (December 15, 1993 ) Issued by the then prime minister John Major and the Irish taoiseach Albert Reynolds . Continuing the momentum of the Anglo-Irish Agreement , it set a framework for peace talks in Northern Ireland . It stated all democratically mandated political parties (including Sinn Féin ) could be involved in an all-Ireland forum if they were committed to ending paramilitary violence. The UK and Irish governments also agreed that the status of Northern Ireland could only change with majority consent, and Ireland's...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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2019
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...Downing Street Declaration ( 15 Dec. 1993 ) A resolution signed by the Irish Taoiseach, Reynolds , and the British Prime Minister, Major , following months of secret negotiations driven principally by Reynolds and Hume . The declaration stated ‘that it is for the people of Ireland alone, by agreement between the two parts respectively, to exercise their right of self‐determination on the basis of consent … to bring about a united Ireland, if that is their wish’. Thus, for the first time the British government declared officially that it had no inherent...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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... Street Declaration . An agreement between the British and Irish governments, formulated in 1993 and intended as the basis of a peace initiative in Northern Ireland. The declaration, issued from the Prime Minister's residence at 10 Downing Street, was a further step along the road initiated by the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985 . See also Good Friday Agreement...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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... Street Declaration . An agreement between the Irish and British governments, formulated in 1993 and proclaimed on 15 December of that year. It owed a great deal to the affinity between Albert Reynolds and John Major (who had previously met as finance ministers) and was the first significant step forward on the tortuous road to peace in Northern Ireland. See also Anglo-Irish Agreement ; Good Friday Agreement...

Downing Street Declaration

Downing Street Declaration  

A document, signed on 15 December 1993 by the British Prime Minister, John Major, and the Prime Minister of the Irish Republic, Albert Reynolds, declaring their principles and conditions for the ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...élite, the associations undoubtedly attracted the involvement of many men (and occasionally women) of lesser social standing, who eagerly grasped the opportunities offered for political participation. Loyalist meetings, collection of signatures for petitions, endorsement of declarations of principles, public meetings, dinners, ritualized Paine burnings, and loyalist marches all extended participation beyond local élites to members of the middling orders and the respectable artisan classes. In this sense the associations served to broaden the political nation...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...Unitarian chapel in the country was established in 1774 in Essex Street, London, by Theophilus Lindsey ( 1723–1808 ), who had been vicar of Catterick in Yorkshire and who, like many liberally inclined Anglicans, was discouraged by the failure of an effort in the Feathers Tavern petition of 1772 to persuade parliament to relax the requirement that the Anglican clergy subscribe to the Thirty-Nine Articles, the Church's basic doctrinal statement, and to substitute a simple declaration of belief in the Bible as the source of truth. Latitudinarians were...

Albert Reynolds

Albert Reynolds  

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(b. 3 Nov. 1932).Prime Minister (Taoiseach) of the Irish Republic 1992–4 Born in Rooskey, Co. Roscommon, he spent many years as a businessman. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann (the Irish ...
Anglo-Irish agreement

Anglo-Irish agreement  

1985,signed at Hillsborough, Co. Down, on 15 November 1985, by Margaret Thatcher and the taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland, Dr Garret FitzGerald. The agreement was intended to promote ...
John Hume

John Hume  

(1937– )Northern Irish politician, leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (1979–2001). He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 with David Trimble for his role in negotiating peace in ...
Democratic Unionist Party

Democratic Unionist Party  

(DUP),Northern IrelandFormed in 1971 by Ian Paisley and Desmond Boal, the party is committed to Northern Ireland remaining part of the UK. The party stood firmly against Protestants sharing power ...
David Trimble

David Trimble  

(b. 15 Oct. 1944).First Minister of Northern Ireland 1998–2001, 2002 Born in Belfast as a Protestant, he studied law and became an academic at the Queen's University, Belfast. A member of the Orange ...
Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland  

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A unit of the United Kingdom comprising the six north-eastern counties of Ulster.Physical.Structurally, it is a south-westward extension of Scotland, separated by the North Channel of the Irish Sea. ...
Ian Paisley

Ian Paisley  

(1926– )Northern Irish clergyman; First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2007. He became a minister of the Free Presbyterian Church in 1946, and its leader from 1951 to 2007. Paisley first became ...
Ulster Unionist Party

Ulster Unionist Party  

Political parties in Northern Ireland supporting maintenance of the union with the UK. In 1886 Lord Hartington and Joseph Chamberlain formed the Liberal Unionists, allying with the Conservatives and ...
Letter From Birmingham Jail

Letter From Birmingham Jail  

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In spring 1963, after a failed campaign in Albany, Georgia, Martin Luther King, Jr., and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference organized a major nonviolent crusade in Birmingham, Alabama. ...
Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams  

1948– )Northern Irish republican leader, president of Sinn Féin since 1983. In recent years Adams has made the transition from alleged terrorist to peacemaker.Born in the nationalist Falls Road area ...
John Major

John Major  

(1943– )British Conservative politician; prime minister (1990–97).The son of a music-hall performer turned designer of garden ornaments, Major was born and brought up in south London. After the ...
Paraguay

Paraguay  

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A landlocked country in south-central South America, bordered by Bolivia and Brazil on the north and Argentina on the south.Physical.The navigable Paraguay River, running down the middle of the ...

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