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#Good Friday Agreement

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime United Ireland

Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime

“I would, but only in accordance with the Good Friday Agreement.”

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North? Good Friday Agreement

FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North?

The claim was made by Sinn Féin following a UK Tribunal ruling this week.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says need for MLAs to declare as nationalist, unionist or other should be removed Northern Ireland

Varadkar says need for MLAs to declare as nationalist, unionist or other should be removed

He added he believes the GFA should be reformed to change the controversial petition of concern.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Emma DeSouza 'is an Irish citizen' and that he will raise case with Johnson Citizenship

Varadkar says Emma DeSouza 'is an Irish citizen' and that he will raise case with Johnson

The Home Office won an appeal against a ruling which found that people born in the North are not automatically British.

From TheJournal.ie The DeSouza verdict: Why everyone born in Northern Ireland is legally a British citizen Good Friday Agreement

The DeSouza verdict: Why everyone born in Northern Ireland is legally a British citizen

“A person’s nationality cannot depend in law on an undisclosed state of mind,” the Upper Tribunal argued in it’s decision.

From TheJournal.ie 'Devastated' Emma DeSouza says immigration ruling rewrites the Good Friday Agreement  Court

'Devastated' Emma DeSouza says immigration ruling rewrites the Good Friday Agreement 

DeSouza, from Co Derry, identified herself as Irish in an application for a residence card for her US-born husband.

From TheJournal.ie DUP and Sinn Féin put 'grave pressure' on Good Friday Agreement, says Northern Ireland negotiator Brexit

DUP and Sinn Féin put 'grave pressure' on Good Friday Agreement, says Northern Ireland negotiator

A former top official in the Department of Foreign Affairs made the comments at an event in Trinity this evening.

From TheJournal.ie A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland Brexit

A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland

University College London is working with Irish universities on the project.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson in Downing Street 'quite rightly raises enormous fears', says Micheál Martin Hold On To Your Hats

Boris Johnson in Downing Street 'quite rightly raises enormous fears', says Micheál Martin

Martin said the last time Johnson was in Ireland, he didn’t show the ‘slightest level of understanding’ about the the Good Friday Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie 'The UK government keep appealing until you give up': Rights activists hold rallies in Belfast and London Good Friday Agreement

'The UK government keep appealing until you give up': Rights activists hold rallies in Belfast and London

Emma DeSouza is challenging the Home Office’s argument that British immigration law supersedes the Good Friday Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace Simon Cumbers

Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo was keen to defend his government’s desire for modifications to The Special Jurisdiction for Peace tribunal (JEP).

From TheJournal.ie Bono pays a visit to the Dáil to hear US Speaker Nancy Pelosi speak Speech

Bono pays a visit to the Dáil to hear US Speaker Nancy Pelosi speak

She repeated that a US-US trade deal is off the table post-Brexit if the Good Friday Accord is compromised.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don’t even think about it': Pelosi warns UK that US trade deal is non-runner if Good Friday Agreement is threatened Not On The Cards

'Don’t even think about it': Pelosi warns UK that US trade deal is non-runner if Good Friday Agreement is threatened

“The Good Friday accord ended 700-years of conflict,” she told the London School of Economics last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'Staggering ignorance': Sinn Féin lambasts Karen Bradley over comments on voting rights for Irish citizens in NI Good Friday Agreement

'Staggering ignorance': Sinn Féin lambasts Karen Bradley over comments on voting rights for Irish citizens in NI

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland’s response to a parliamentary question last month has drawn ire.

From TheJournal.ie Amid the chaos of Brexit, community groups are trying to improve Irish-UK cooperation New Common Chapter

Amid the chaos of Brexit, community groups are trying to improve Irish-UK cooperation

The Good Friday Agreement called for North-South and West-East cooperation, but some people may have forgotten this.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: My generation has only known peace on this island, but I’m afraid that’s about to change Opinion

Opinion: My generation has only known peace on this island, but I’m afraid that’s about to change

Brexit and the possibility of a resurrected border loom over us like a hammer ready to crush our fragile peace – and we aren’t prepared for the consequences., writes Emily Duffy.

From TheJournal.ie Former Real IRA commander: Even cameras on masts would be seen as 'spy posts' in border regions Hard Brexit

Former Real IRA commander: Even cameras on masts would be seen as 'spy posts' in border regions

John Connolly, the group’s leader in prison in the 2000s, says things would change dramatically in the event of a hard border.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wondered had I turned into Rip Van Winkle,' Bertie Ahern tells UK Brexit committee Commons Committee

'I wondered had I turned into Rip Van Winkle,' Bertie Ahern tells UK Brexit committee

The former Taoiseach insisted repeatedly that “Northern Ireland is not the same as the rest of the UK”.

From TheJournal.ie Tony Blair says no-deal Brexit could be 'devastating' for peace process Very Hard Border This post contains videos

Tony Blair says no-deal Brexit could be 'devastating' for peace process

He accused some politicians of “playing fast and loose” with the peace process in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government welcomes May's border comments but says she has 'unrealistic expectations' about backstop Brexit

Irish government welcomes May's border comments but says she has 'unrealistic expectations' about backstop

Theresa May has said she remains committed to preventing a hard border on the island of Ireland post-Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum in Plan B speech Last Ditch Effort

Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum in Plan B speech

May said she will hold further talks on the backstop.

From TheJournal.ie Bilateral deal between the UK and Ireland ruled out Brexit Plan B

Bilateral deal between the UK and Ireland ruled out

Theresa May is due to set out her next steps on trying to salvage her Brexit plans to the House of Commons today.

From TheJournal.ie Derry woman in wrangle with UK Home Office fears Brexit could complicate her immigration case Good Friday Agreement

Derry woman in wrangle with UK Home Office fears Brexit could complicate her immigration case

The UK Home Office has argued that British immigration laws supercede the Good Friday Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Brexit is 'fraying the relationship' between Ireland and Britain Tense Relations

Varadkar says Brexit is 'fraying the relationship' between Ireland and Britain

Varadkar was speaking to RTÉ Radio One’s Marian Finucan Show this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster says the Good Friday Agreement can be changed. Is she right? Explainer

Arlene Foster says the Good Friday Agreement can be changed. Is she right?

“I have respect for Arlene, but she is wrong on this,” Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach on DUP leader's belief the Good Friday Agreement can be changed: 'It is not up for negotiation' Brexit

Taoiseach on DUP leader's belief the Good Friday Agreement can be changed: 'It is not up for negotiation'

She also said that fears about how Brexit will affect Ireland was turning people off the idea.

From TheJournal.ie 170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws The North Is Next

170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws

Northern Ireland has been without a government for over a year and a half – so Westminster and Dublin are being asked to introduce new abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie UK government defeated after Lords vote for powers to reject hard Irish border Brexit

UK government defeated after Lords vote for powers to reject hard Irish border

“We cannot risk Conservative incompetence and Brexit dogma creating a hard border,” one Lord said.

From TheJournal.ie 'They're just waiting for us to die off': Ex-political prisoners still face work and travel barriers Good Friday Agreement

'They're just waiting for us to die off': Ex-political prisoners still face work and travel barriers

Representatives said former republican prisoners are even discriminated against when it comes to accessing psychological treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: A four-minute director's cut of a famous, 'critical' 1996 tourism ad Dolores O'Riordan This post contains videos

Watch: A four-minute director's cut of a famous, 'critical' 1996 tourism ad

The video features the Cranberries song Dreams sung by the late Dolores O’Riordan.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Good Friday Agreement was politics that worked because people stopped behaving like politicians' GFA20

'The Good Friday Agreement was politics that worked because people stopped behaving like politicians'

That is the view of Tony Blair, one of the architects of the deal.

From TheJournal.ie David Trimble just aimed a sly dig at the Taoiseach Like Its 1999

David Trimble just aimed a sly dig at the Taoiseach

The former leader of the UUP has strong opinions on the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Bill Clinton on sleepless nights in 1998, Bertie trying to keep him up till dawn and Northern Ireland's similarities with Black Panther 20 Years

Bill Clinton on sleepless nights in 1998, Bertie trying to keep him up till dawn and Northern Ireland's similarities with Black Panther

Bill Clinton shared his memories of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, 20 years ago today.

From TheJournal.ie Bill Clinton warns political stalemate could result in the North going 'back into the hell of the Troubles' Deadlock

Bill Clinton warns political stalemate could result in the North going 'back into the hell of the Troubles'

There are three possible outcomes if the institutions in the North don’t get up and running soon, said Clinton.

From TheJournal.ie Should Bill Clinton or George Mitchell step in to break the Northern Ireland deadlock? Good Friday Agreement

Should Bill Clinton or George Mitchell step in to break the Northern Ireland deadlock?

Both men are in Ireland this week to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Peter Hain: 'The UK government is playing a dangerous game with the peace process' Read Me

Peter Hain: 'The UK government is playing a dangerous game with the peace process'

Boris Johnston thinks that post Brexit, Armagh and Louth will be just the same as Camden and Westminster except with more Guinness, writes Peter Hain.

From TheJournal.ie 'You had the unionist guy saying to the Tory - 'you're not understanding what Sinn Féin is saying'' In A Room

'You had the unionist guy saying to the Tory - 'you're not understanding what Sinn Féin is saying''

Years before the Good Friday Agreement, politicians came together at Glencree for unofficial, trust-building talks.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement? 20 Years On

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?

The 20th anniversary of the landmark deal is being marked – here’s what’s in it.

From TheJournal.ie Belfast council votes to award Bill Clinton freedom of the city Good Friday Agreement

Belfast council votes to award Bill Clinton freedom of the city

The council voted to give the former US president and Senator George Mitchell the award for their part in the peace process.

From TheJournal.ie European Commission president: 'Good Friday Agreement must be preserved in all its dimensions' Brexit

European Commission president: 'Good Friday Agreement must be preserved in all its dimensions'

Jean-Claude Juncker said that the European Union stood “firm and united” when it came to Ireland.

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