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Good Friday Agreement

(10 April 1998) An agreement on Northern Ireland which proved the centrepiece of a fragile and often interrupted peace process begun under John Major in 1993. It prescribed a ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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158 words

... Friday Agreement (April 10, 1998 ) Northern Ireland peace accord signed by British Prime Minister Tony Blair , Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern , and representatives from eight political parties in Northern Ireland. The Agreement provided for a new, 108-seat Northern Ireland Assembly with legislative powers devolved from the British Parliament. It created a North-South Ministerial Council to co-ordinate policies between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and a ‘Council of the Isles’ to replace the intergovernmental conference established by...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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2019
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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493 words

...Good Friday Agreement ( 10 April 1998 ) An agreement on Northern Ireland which proved the centrepiece of a fragile and often interrupted peace process begun under John Major in 1993 . It prescribed a complex system of government for Northern Ireland, which received internal self-government under a First Minister. The members of the Northern Irish government were to receive the support of the Protestant and Catholic deputies, and important legislative decisions were also to be supported by at least 40 per cent of the Catholic and Protestant deputies...

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Current Version:
2010
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Social sciences
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... Friday Agreement . The Good Friday Agreement (also known as the Belfast Agreement) of the 10 April 1998 is a political agreement that restored devolution to Northern Ireland as well as bringing to an end a low-intensity conflict. It succeeded the Anglo–Irish Treaty of 1921 and the Anglo–Irish Agreement of 1985 . The Good Friday Agreement was between the British and Irish governments and most of the political parties that organize in Northern Ireland including those associated with the largest three paramilitary groups. The Agreement was subsequently...

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

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2011

... Friday Agreement . An agreement between the British and Irish governments regarding the future of Northern Ireland, reached on Good Friday, 10 April 1998 . At the core of the agreement was the principle of consent that Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and would remain so for as long as the people who live there wish it. Conversely, it was agreed that if the people of Northern Ireland were formally to consent to the establishment of a united Ireland, the government of the day would bring forward proposals to implement this. The agreement thus...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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2011

... Friday Agreement . The culmination of the so-called Northern Ireland peace process, when on 10 April 1998 a document detailing workable political structures was accepted by a majority on both sides. Properly called the Belfast Agreement, it represented a triumph for the diplomatic skills of the American senator George Mitchell , who had been appointed as peace adviser by President Bill Clinton . The agreement was generally welcomed, except by militant Republicans, who saw it as setting up a sanitized Stormont , while right-wing Unionists saw it as the...

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(10 April 1998)An agreement on Northern Ireland which proved the centrepiece of a fragile and often interrupted peace process begun under John Major in 1993. It prescribed a complex system of ...
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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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...most introductory matter from the main clause, often to prevent misunderstanding. The introductory matter may be a word <Moreover,> , a phrase <In the meantime,> , or a subordinate clause <If everything goes as planned,> . Matter that is very short may not need this comma <On Friday we leave for Florida> , but phrases of three or more words usually do—and even the shortest of subordinate clauses always do <That said,> . On the other hand, a comma may prove helpful for clarity even with shorter phrases <For now, we must assume the worst> . It may even be...

Agreement Reached in the Multiparty Negotiations

Agreement Reached in the Multiparty Negotiations  

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10 April 1998‘The Agreement Reached in the Multi‐party Negotiations, 10 April 1998’ is the full title of what is more often referred to as either the ‘Good Friday ...
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Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? alluding to the question asked by Nathaniel (John 1: 46) on being told of the ministry of Jesus, ‘Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?’a good ...
Resolution of Communal Wars

Resolution of Communal Wars  

Communal wars are not just contests between rival internal groups; the term itself is fiercely contested. On 16 January 2008, for example, a decade after the Good Friday Agreement had ...
Bertie Ahern

Bertie Ahern  

(1951– )Irish politician, Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland (1997– ). The leader of Fianna Fáil (1994– ), Ahern was an architect of the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 (see Northern Ireland).
Confidence-Building Measures

Confidence-Building Measures  

Confidence-building measures (CBMs) are broadly defined as actions taken to build trust and reduce tension between states, communities, or parties in conflict. The term’s official usage can be traced ...
Ulster Defence Association

Ulster Defence Association  

(UDA)(Northern Ireland)The UDA is the largest Loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland. It was established in 1971, as an umbrella for a number of smaller ‘defence associations’, which sought ...
Identities: Shared, Multiple, and Peace

Identities: Shared, Multiple, and Peace  

Farming and the scenic countryside of Northern Ireland are the context of a society divided by cultural, ethnic, racial, and identity conflicts. Catholics and Protestants have been mutually ...
Peace People of Northern Ireland

Peace People of Northern Ireland  

In 1976, there were 314 political deaths in Northern Ireland, a figure surpassed only by the 497 deaths suffered in 1972 (Fay et al. 1999, 137). As proportions of the ...
Civil Rights Association of Northern Ireland

Civil Rights Association of Northern Ireland  

The starting point for civil rights protests in Northern Ireland was the eviction in March 1963 of Catholic families from council houses in Dungannon, County Tyrone. On 24 January 1967 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Peter David Robinson

Peter David Robinson  

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(b. Belfast, Northern Ireland, 29 Dec. 1948)British; Northern Ireland First Minister 2008–  Dominated by the Unionist Party (later the Ulster Unionist Party, UUP) in Peter Robinson's youth, Northern ...
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 ...

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