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# Good Friday Agreement

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Opinion: 'Thatcher dismissed FitzGerald's proposals but later said she could do business'
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.
Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links
Martin said a border poll is not on the agenda for his Government in the next five years.
Irish government won't be contributing to the DeSouzas' legal bill
The legal case taken by the DeSouzas was “a private case in respect of an immigration application”, the Irish government said.
Joe Biden warns trade deal between UK and US is 'contingent upon respect' for Good Friday Agreement
Meanwhile, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told US Congress that the EU is threatening peace in Northern Ireland
Opinion: John Hume gave us the gift of peace, it's our responsibility to protect it
Rights campaigner Emma DeSouza pays tribute to John Hume, the peacemaker, who will be laid to rest today.
'The man who built the peace': Irish and British front pages react to the death of John Hume
Newspapers have extensively covered the life of John Hume in today’s front pages.
Emma DeSouza drops legal challenge after change to immigration laws
DeSouza said she will continue to campaign for full recognition of Irish citizenship in NI.
UK government says those born in the North to be treated as EU citizens for certain immigration purposes
Spouses of those born in the North can apply for official EEA residence permits.
DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'
Emma DeSouza will be asking the House of Representatives to pass a resolution supporting her case to self-identify as Irish.
'Famed for his stubbornness and acerbic wit, Seamus Mallon was never one to fall into line'
Mallon, the former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, passed away yesterday aged 83.
'The right to merely feel Irish is reduced': Tánaiste meets with Emma DeSouza
“No one should have to go to court to be able to assert their right to be Irish,” Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in Belfast.
Gerry Adams urges government to adopt Emma De Souza's citizenship battle
De Souza is appealing a ruling by UK immigration courts that those born in Northern Ireland are automatically British.
US Congress set to vote on reaffirming support for Good Friday Agreement today
The vote is due to take place at 11.30pm Irish time today.
UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British
The tribunal made its initial ruling following an appeal by the Home Office in October.
Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime
“I would, but only in accordance with the 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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace
In an exclusive interview with, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo was keen to defend his government’s desire for modifications to The Special Jurisdiction for Peace tribunal (JEP).
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'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”.
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.
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.
Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum in Plan B speech
May said she will hold further talks on the backstop.
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.
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.
Varadkar says Brexit is 'fraying the relationship' between Ireland and Britain
Varadkar was speaking to RTÉ Radio One’s Marian Finucan Show this morning.
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.
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.