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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Good Friday Agreement

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# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Brexit
'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”.
# 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.
# 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.
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.
# Good Friday Agreement
Dáil passes legislation allowing alcohol to be sold on Good Friday
The ban was introduced in 1927.
# 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.
# 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.
# Your Say
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.
# 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.
# 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.
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.
# 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.
# 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”.
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.
# 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”.
# Snap Election
Gerry Adams says Stormont collapse is not a threat to the peace process
Adams said he does not think the Taoiseach has “good instincts” when it comes to dealing with these issues.
# Good Friday Agreement
Bertie Ahern says Arlene Foster is "crazy and dangerous" to question power sharing
The DUP has raised the prospect of renegotiation.
# Border poll
We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said
Some think the time is right, economically and politically – particularly after the Brexit vote. Others aren’t sure, saying it would only serve to heighten sectarian tensions.
'National unity is in the national interest': Gerry Adams argues it is time for a united Ireland
Gerry Adams says all parties should come together to talk about Irish unity.
# Good Friday Agreement
Kenny and Martin are grandstanding about a united Ireland, says Martin Mansergh
The former TD helped to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement but told that an additional agreement is necessary since Brexit.
# On The Cards
Enda Kenny raises possibility of border poll as part of Brexit negotiations
The Taoiseach drew comparisons with East Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
# Good Friday Agreement
Sinn Féin slams British PM hopeful Michael Gove over Peace Process comments
Gove previously said that the Good Friday Agreement had been a “validation of terrorism”.
# Courts
Man who killed British soldier guilty of possessing 55 pairs of stolen designer sunglasses
Joseph Magee served two years of a life sentence for the murder of a British soldier. He has escaped jail for this charge.
# seamus daly
Case dropped against man accused of Omagh bombing
A spokesperson for the PPS said that the evidence simply was not there to secure a conviction.
# Good Friday Agreement
Sinn Féin would have left peace talks without 'On the Run' letters - Blair
The former British prime minister was speaking at a Westminster committee hearing today.
# Political nostalgia
Bill Clinton turned on the Belfast Christmas lights 19 years ago today
“Peace has brought real change to your lives.”
# Road Safety
Meet Gay Byrne's replacement as chair of the Road Safety Authority
The former deputy leader of the Progressive Democrats will hold the position for five years.
# room 629
30 years ago tonight, the IRA tried to murder Margaret Thatcher
The Brighton bombing was “the most audacious attack on a British government” in nearly 400 years.
# on the runs
Former IRA members could face prosecution despite comfort letters
British Secretary of State to Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers has stated that the letters no longer serve as immunity from prosecution.
# The Troubles
Report into "on the run" letters to be published today
The letters allowed a man accused of carrying out the Hyde Park bombing to walk free from court.
# Oireachtas agenda
How should Irish adoption laws be changed?
Representatives from a number of groups will address the Health Committee on this issue today.