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#Good Friday Agreement

# good-friday-agreement - Saturday 10 April, 2021

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

Sat 12:09 PM 15,752 Views 54 Comments

The agreement was signed 23 years ago today.

# good-friday-agreement - Friday 9 April, 2021

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder

Fri 3:07 PM 19,529 Views 21 Comments

Emma DeSouza says the unrest in the North is not a failure of peace but a failure of leadership.

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out
# Belfast Violence
# Belfast Violence

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out

Thu 10:08 AM 22,566 Views 37 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says it’s like a rewind button has been pressed to the past in the North.

# good-friday-agreement - Friday 5 March, 2021

US president ‘maintains unequivocal support for Belfast Agreement’
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

US president ‘maintains unequivocal support for Belfast Agreement’

Mar 5th 2021, 7:49 AM 14,664 Views 24 Comments

Jen Psaki, White House spokeswoman, spoke of Biden’s support for the agreement during the daily press briefing.

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 4 March, 2021

NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says
# Northern Protocol
# Northern Protocol

NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 8:27 PM 64,470 Views 88 Comments

Loyalist paramilitaries in NI have said they are withdrawing their support for the GFA.

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question

Feb 16th 2021, 1:32 PM 29,105 Views 114 Comments

The decision to hold a referendum is ultimately one to be taken by the UK’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

NI Protocol ‘only way to protect the Good Friday Agreement’, EU official says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Protocol ‘only way to protect the Good Friday Agreement’, EU official says

Feb 10th 2021, 9:40 PM 10,056 Views 10 Comments

Maros Sefcovic made the remarks in a letter to UK Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Early Blair-Ahern meeting gave rise to potential for peace in Northern Ireland, documents show
# Archives
# Archives

Early Blair-Ahern meeting gave rise to potential for peace in Northern Ireland, documents show

Dec 30th 2020, 8:50 AM 9,012 Views 24 Comments

Records released from the National Archives give details of an early meeting involving the two leaders.

# good-friday-agreement - Friday 20 November, 2020

Opinion: 'Thatcher dismissed FitzGerald's proposals but later said she could do business'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: 'Thatcher dismissed FitzGerald's proposals but later said she could do business'

Nov 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 17,554 Views 16 Comments

The Anglo-Irish Agreement is 35 years old this month. Mike Chinoy charts how the work of two professors shaped that agreement and laid the ground for the peace process.

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links
# Shared Island Initiative
# Shared Island Initiative

Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:25 PM 14,451 Views 25 Comments

Martin said a border poll is not on the agenda for his Government in the next five years.

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Irish government won't be contributing to the DeSouzas' legal bill
# Emma DeSouza
# Emma DeSouza

Irish government won't be contributing to the DeSouzas' legal bill

Oct 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 28,906 Views 17 Comments

The legal case taken by the DeSouzas was “a private case in respect of an immigration application”, the Irish government said.

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Joe Biden warns trade deal between UK and US is 'contingent upon respect' for Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Joe Biden warns trade deal between UK and US is 'contingent upon respect' for Good Friday Agreement

Sep 16th 2020, 10:51 PM 34,532 Views 68 Comments

Meanwhile, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told US Congress that the EU is threatening peace in Northern Ireland

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Opinion: John Hume gave us the gift of peace, it's our responsibility to protect it
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Opinion: John Hume gave us the gift of peace, it's our responsibility to protect it

Aug 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,597 Views 8 Comments

Rights campaigner Emma DeSouza pays tribute to John Hume, the peacemaker, who will be laid to rest today.

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

'The man who built the peace': Irish and British front pages react to the death of John Hume
# Newspapers
# Newspapers

'The man who built the peace': Irish and British front pages react to the death of John Hume

Aug 4th 2020, 8:32 AM 26,141 Views 19 Comments

Newspapers have extensively covered the life of John Hume in today’s front pages.

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Emma DeSouza drops legal challenge after change to immigration laws
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Emma DeSouza drops legal challenge after change to immigration laws

May 21st 2020, 3:27 PM 22,342 Views 16 Comments

DeSouza said she will continue to campaign for full recognition of Irish citizenship in NI.

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 14 May, 2020

UK government says those born in the North to be treated as EU citizens for certain immigration purposes
# Immigration Rules
# Immigration Rules

UK government says those born in the North to be treated as EU citizens for certain immigration purposes

May 14th 2020, 4:52 PM 23,389 Views 27 Comments

Spouses of those born in the North can apply for official EEA residence permits.

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'

Jan 28th 2020, 10:54 PM 14,495 Views 65 Comments

Emma DeSouza will be asking the House of Representatives to pass a resolution supporting her case to self-identify as Irish.

# good-friday-agreement - Saturday 25 January, 2020

'Famed for his stubbornness and acerbic wit, Seamus Mallon was never one to fall into line'
# Peace And Justice
# Peace And Justice

'Famed for his stubbornness and acerbic wit, Seamus Mallon was never one to fall into line'

Jan 25th 2020, 10:09 AM 9,253 Views 11 Comments

Mallon, the former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, passed away yesterday aged 83.

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'The right to merely feel Irish is reduced': Tánaiste meets with Emma DeSouza
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

'The right to merely feel Irish is reduced': Tánaiste meets with Emma DeSouza

Dec 17th 2019, 5:54 PM 19,784 Views 21 Comments

“No one should have to go to court to be able to assert their right to be Irish,” Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in Belfast.

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Gerry Adams urges government to adopt Emma De Souza's citizenship battle
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Gerry Adams urges government to adopt Emma De Souza's citizenship battle

Dec 4th 2019, 11:02 PM 16,510 Views 54 Comments

De Souza is appealing a ruling by UK immigration courts that those born in Northern Ireland are automatically British.

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

US Congress set to vote on reaffirming support for Good Friday Agreement today
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

US Congress set to vote on reaffirming support for Good Friday Agreement today

Dec 3rd 2019, 11:06 AM 8,224 Views 7 Comments

The vote is due to take place at 11.30pm Irish time today.

# good-friday-agreement - Saturday 23 November, 2019

UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British
# Emma DeSouza
# Emma DeSouza

UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British

Nov 23rd 2019, 5:01 PM 49,170 Views 53 Comments

The tribunal made its initial ruling following an appeal by the Home Office in October.

# good-friday-agreement - Friday 25 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 25th 2019, 12:29 PM 23,667 Views 98 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Friday 18 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 28,175 Views 25 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 16th 2019, 5:53 PM 20,562 Views 26 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 3:47 PM 18,680 Views 41 Comments

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

The DeSouza verdict: Why everyone born in Northern Ireland is legally a British citizen
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

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

Oct 15th 2019, 6:20 AM 32,108 Views 44 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Monday 14 October, 2019

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

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

Updated Oct 14th 2019, 6:46 PM 112,172 Views 104 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Monday 16 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 16th 2019, 9:41 PM 21,305 Views 48 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 12 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 63,522 Views 52 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 10:03 PM 22,784 Views 32 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Friday 19 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 19th 2019, 10:00 PM 22,758 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 6,070 Views 9 Comments

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).

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 17th 2019, 1:43 PM 38,815 Views 107 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'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
# 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

Updated Apr 16th 2019, 3:21 PM 34,219 Views 76 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Saturday 6 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 6th 2019, 12:34 PM 73,606 Views 75 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 31 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 31st 2019, 7:30 AM 7,362 Views 6 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 17 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 17th 2019, 1:00 PM 24,274 Views 24 Comments

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Monday 18 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 57,684 Views 29 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 13th 2019, 11:13 AM 68,647 Views 127 Comments

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

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