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#Good Friday Agreement

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Biden stresses importance of NI peace process and downplays trade deal during Johnson meeting
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Biden stresses importance of NI peace process and downplays trade deal during Johnson meeting

Wed 7:47 AM 20,526 Views 14 Comments
  • The US president met the UK Prime Minister in the Oval Office.
  • Biden issued a fresh warning for the UK not to damage the peace process over the EU departure.
  • Johnson agreed, saying: “On that point, Joe, we’re completely at one."

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Belfast court rejects unionists' legal challenge against the Northern Ireland Protocol
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Belfast court rejects unionists' legal challenge against the Northern Ireland Protocol

Jun 30th 2021, 12:49 PM 14,038 Views 32 Comments

This included an argument that the Northern Ireland Protocol breached the Good Friday Agreement.

# good-friday-agreement - Monday 14 June, 2021

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
# Protocol
# Protocol

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 8:41 AM 38,321 Views 24 Comments
  • The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
  • The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 13 June, 2021

DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK
# Sausages From Toulouse
# Sausages From Toulouse

DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK

Jun 13th 2021, 1:53 PM 57,979 Views 90 Comments

Emmanuel Macron reportedly implied that Northern Ireland was a separate country.

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Biden challenge to Johnson over Northern Ireland Brexit dispute welcomed by Taoiseach
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Biden challenge to Johnson over Northern Ireland Brexit dispute welcomed by Taoiseach

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 12:50 PM 28,100 Views 48 Comments
  • Biden's aides say he will stress the need to "stand behind" the Northern Ireland Protocol.
  • Micheál Martin said this morning that Biden's and US involvement is significant and makes sense from an American perspective.
  • European Council President Charles Michel said it's "paramount" that the terms of the Brexit deal are respected.

# good-friday-agreement - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated May 8th 2021, 7:37 AM 41,059 Views 62 Comments

The open letter has been sent to Micheál Martin, Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Maros Sefcovic.

# good-friday-agreement - Monday 26 April, 2021

Ex-paratroopers deny 1972 murder of Official IRA man
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ex-paratroopers deny 1972 murder of Official IRA man

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 12:04 PM 32,970 Views 0 Comments

The legacy case of Joe McCann is one of several on which Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service has taken decisions.

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises

Apr 13th 2021, 5:09 PM 35,560 Views 43 Comments

Boris Johnson was of sowing mistrust among the unionist community, and is not “a casual observer” to events in the North.

# 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

Apr 10th 2021, 12:09 PM 16,001 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

Apr 9th 2021, 3:07 PM 20,320 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

Apr 8th 2021, 10:08 AM 23,332 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 14,683 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 64,687 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 29,428 Views 115 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 10,090 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 9,041 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 17,597 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 14,458 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 28,945 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 34,562 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 11,659 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 26,233 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 22,388 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 23,398 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 14,500 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 9,296 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 19,791 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 16,525 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 49,181 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 23,678 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 28,400 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 20,571 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 18,694 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 32,178 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 112,198 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 21,324 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 63,550 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 22,790 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 22,763 Views 22 Comments

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

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