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#Good Friday Agreement

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border' Brexit This post contains videos

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'

The President of the European Council said disrupting the peace process in Northern Ireland “must be avoided at all costs”.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks Good Friday Agreement

Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks

The Tánaiste added that power-sharing needs to be “urgently” restored in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why UK Brexiteers have been told to 'sod off' away from the Good Friday Agreement Loose Lips

Explainer: Why UK Brexiteers have been told to 'sod off' away from the Good Friday Agreement

It’s all about how it affects the UK’s Brexit negotiating position in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie White House visit: Simon Coveney to brief Trump administration on Northern Ireland US/IRISH RELATIONS

White House visit: Simon Coveney to brief Trump administration on Northern Ireland

The Tánaiste is to travel to New York and Washington DC following this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil passes legislation allowing alcohol to be sold on Good Friday Good Friday Agreement

Dáil passes legislation allowing alcohol to be sold on Good Friday

The ban was introduced in 1927.

From TheJournal.ie 'Behind the masks': New digital archive documents Northern Ireland's history Divided Society

'Behind the masks': New digital archive documents Northern Ireland's history

A library in Belfast has collected tens of thousands of items related to the Troubles and subsequent peace process.

From TheJournal.ie 'The British don't care that every strand of the Good Friday Agreement is undermined by Brexit' War Of Words

'The British don't care that every strand of the Good Friday Agreement is undermined by Brexit'

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said her party want to be in government on both sides of the border.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about how the Tory-DUP deal could affect the peace process? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about how the Tory-DUP deal could affect the peace process?

DUP supporters are reportedly urging the party to ask Theresa May to allow loyalist marches go through Catholic areas.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny raises Good Friday Agreement concerns with May over DUP deal Quick Chat

Kenny raises Good Friday Agreement concerns with May over DUP deal

The Government Press Office said Kenny had spoken to the British leader by phone this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland Border Poll

'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland

Tony Blair was asked if Brexit is going to bring about a united Ireland yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Border poll: 'Nationalists will say the recent Assembly elections show things are trending in their direction' Opinion

Border poll: 'Nationalists will say the recent Assembly elections show things are trending in their direction'

Nationalists may be fobbed off in the short term, but this will lead to demands for clarification from the British government about what conditions will permit a border poll, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil's plans for North-South reunification get cautious welcome from Sinn Féin United Ireland

Fianna Fáil's plans for North-South reunification get cautious welcome from Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin was eager to clarify differences between his party and Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie Ahern says Theresa May's Brexit strategy is putting peace in the North at risk Brexit

Bertie Ahern says Theresa May's Brexit strategy is putting peace in the North at risk

Ahern said any attempt to create a physical border would be “create a lot of bad feeling”.

From TheJournal.ie An Irishman in Colombia: 'It's worth remembering the Good Friday agreement has acted as an inspiration' Read Me

An Irishman in Colombia: 'It's worth remembering the Good Friday agreement has acted as an inspiration'

While it will take many years before Colombia reaches a lasting peace, the country is inspired by Northern Ireland, writes Kieran Duffy.

From TheJournal.ie UK government rejects Adams' claims that Brexit will destroy Good Friday Agreement Hostile Act

UK government rejects Adams' claims that Brexit will destroy Good Friday Agreement

Adams said that Brexit was a “hostile act against the people of this island”.

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