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#Good Friday Agreement

# 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 112,229 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 21,340 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 63,617 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 22,818 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 22,773 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 6,099 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 38,863 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 34,241 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 73,623 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 7,367 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 24,297 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 58,872 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 68,691 Views 127 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Tony Blair says no-deal Brexit could be 'devastating' for peace process
# Very Hard Border
# Very Hard Border

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

Feb 10th 2019, 2:26 PM 13,765 Views 35 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

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

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

Updated Feb 5th 2019, 9:28 PM 31,428 Views 35 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Monday 21 January, 2019

Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum in Plan B speech
# Last Ditch Effort
# Last Ditch Effort

Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum in Plan B speech

Jan 21st 2019, 3:58 PM 38,490 Views 47 Comments

May said she will hold further talks on the backstop.

Bilateral deal between the UK and Ireland ruled out
# Brexit Plan B
# Brexit Plan B

Bilateral deal between the UK and Ireland ruled out

Updated Jan 21st 2019, 2:15 PM 76,950 Views 38 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Derry woman in wrangle with UK Home Office fears Brexit could complicate her immigration case
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

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

Jan 5th 2019, 7:30 AM 36,247 Views 13 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Saturday 3 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 3rd 2018, 2:32 PM 16,457 Views 70 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 2nd 2018, 3:28 PM 24,349 Views 66 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Oct 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 44,269 Views 139 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 22 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 22nd 2018, 11:10 AM 9,791 Views 33 Comments

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

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

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

May 2nd 2018, 10:42 PM 58,476 Views 65 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Friday 20 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 20th 2018, 6:15 AM 16,520 Views 48 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 10th 2018, 10:49 PM 29,293 Views 17 Comments

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

'The Good Friday Agreement was politics that worked because people stopped behaving like politicians'
# GFA20
# GFA20

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

Apr 10th 2018, 6:54 PM 9,278 Views 24 Comments

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

David Trimble just aimed a sly dig at the Taoiseach
# Like Its 1999
# Like Its 1999

David Trimble just aimed a sly dig at the Taoiseach

Apr 10th 2018, 1:07 PM 34,016 Views 74 Comments

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

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
# 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

Apr 10th 2018, 7:05 AM 19,830 Views 25 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Monday 9 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 9th 2018, 9:22 PM 9,489 Views 36 Comments

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

Should Bill Clinton or George Mitchell step in to break the Northern Ireland deadlock?
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

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

Apr 9th 2018, 6:31 PM 8,936 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 9th 2018, 6:00 PM 1,752 Views 32 Comments

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Friday 30 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 30th 2018, 9:00 PM 29,131 Views 16 Comments

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

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?
# 20 Years On
# 20 Years On

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?

Mar 30th 2018, 10:00 AM 25,165 Views 51 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Belfast council votes to award Bill Clinton freedom of the city
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Belfast council votes to award Bill Clinton freedom of the city

Mar 28th 2018, 8:56 AM 7,916 Views 64 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 13th 2018, 3:26 PM 10,529 Views 85 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 8 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 8th 2018, 4:03 PM 9,817 Views 90 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

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

Feb 22nd 2018, 7:30 AM 15,492 Views 51 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 20th 2018, 6:01 PM 39,095 Views 61 Comments

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

White House visit: Simon Coveney to brief Trump administration on Northern Ireland
# US/IRISH RELATIONS
# US/IRISH RELATIONS

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

Feb 20th 2018, 9:16 AM 11,426 Views 53 Comments

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

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Dáil passes legislation allowing alcohol to be sold on Good Friday
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Dáil passes legislation allowing alcohol to be sold on Good Friday

Jan 25th 2018, 3:39 PM 37,904 Views 204 Comments

The ban was introduced in 1927.