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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Good Friday Agreement

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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.
How should Irish adoption laws be changed?
Representatives from a number of groups will address the Health Committee on this issue today.
Martin McGuinness: 'Gerry Adams told me he wasn't involved and I absolutely believe him'
Gerry Adams remains in police custody with a decision from the PSNI due before 8pm.
An Irish YouTuber created a clever brief history of conflicts in The North
You’ll never feel like an eejit again.
Omagh bombing: Seamus Daly - 43, from Monaghan - charged with 29 counts of murder
Daly and three others were found to be responsible for the 1998 attack in a civil action.
Irish government to be pressed on funding for Justice for the Forgotten
The Justice for the Forgotten Group will lose its funding in June of this year.
Column: 10 years on, Ireland's human rights act has failed to deliver
The ECHR was introduced as a result of a pledge in the Good Friday Agreement to provide “at least an equivalent level of protection of human rights” in the Republic as in Northern Ireland. Ten years on, we have failed to live up to our promises, writes Michael Farrell.
Gerry Adams: It's time to define an entirely new relationship between Ireland and Britain
Commentators have portrayed State visits between Ireland and Britain, such as Michael D Higgins’s trip next year, as proof that the issue of British involvement in Irish affairs has been settled. It hasn’t, argues the Sinn Féin President.
Former IRA man Bernard McGinn found dead at his home in Monaghan
Gardaí have confirmed that a sudden death was reported to officers in Monaghan Town at around 2pm yesterday afternoon.
Taoiseach: Proposal to end Troubles prosecutions ‘would be difficult for families’
Enda Kenny was speaking during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everybody’s talking about an amnesty for killings that occurred before the Good Friday Agreement, Irish pig meat, and sub-standard accommodation.
Northern Ireland Attorney General calls for end to Troubles prosecutions
Can a line be drawn under the killings that occurred before the Good Friday Agreement?
Column: Northern Ireland and the dangers of the ‘mission accomplished’ narrative
Riots in Belfast during the 12th July overshadowed glimmers of hope shown in places like Derry. Either way, Northern Ireland will ultimately sink or swim based on the actions chosen in the months and years ahead, writes David McCann.
Column: The victims of the Troubles were not 'collateral damage' and they deserve justice
The introduction of a bill that would ban people convicted of serious offences from being appointed as a special advisor to a minister in Northern Ireland has raised more serious questions: who are the victims of the Troubles – and have we forgotten them?
Sinn Féin tables motion calling for a border poll
Sinn Féin have tabled a motion calling for the British Secretary of State to hold a border poll within the lifetime of the next Assembly term.
Column: Our grassroots initiative shows high demand for a Border poll
The Good Friday Agreement contains a provision for an official Border poll if “sufficient demand” for one exists – so we decided to ask the residents of two electoral districts to have their say on the issue, writes Emma McArdle.
Oireachtas agenda: Coillte sale, taxi laws and 15 years of Good Friday
A Sinn Féin motion debated tonight will call for the ‘re-energisation’ of the Northern Ireland peace process.
Gilmore to visit Northern Ireland to mark 15 years of 'Good Friday'
The Tánaiste will meet Britain’s Northern Secretary and the First and Deputy First Ministers to discuss continued peace.
Column: Why are people disengaging with politics in Northern Ireland?
Following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, more than 70 per cent of people turned out to elect the first assembly. Fast forward 15 years and the people seem disenchanted, but why, asks David McCann.
Column: Though the Good Friday Agreement brought peace, we should never forget the past
On this date 15 years ago, the Good Friday Agreement was signed. While we have come along way, we shouldn’t take the peace we have for granted, writes Ben English.
Column: Not enough has been done to uphold the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement
It’s true Northern Ireland has come a long way over the last fifteen years, but we cannot afford to hang the ‘mission accomplished’ banner over the peace process, writes David McCann.
Martin Mansergh challenges Adams on Government of Ireland Act claims
Adam said yesterday that Sinn Féin negotiated an end to the act in the Good Friday Agreement negotiations.
Column: The Irish Government must help end the flag protests
The issue in the North over flying the Union Jack requires quiet diplomacy, not grandstanding or lecturing. It’s in everyone’s interest that Dublin help broker a deal, writes Michael Anderson.
RTÉ handled 2,600 Saorview calls on Wednesday
Many viewers in Northern Ireland cut off, although the Irish government is expected to release details of a new transmitter that will allow northern viewers to tune into RTÉ.
Taoiseach says economy and emotions should be prioritised over a United Ireland
Enda Kenny told the Dáil now is not the time to move forward with talks about a United Ireland.
Republic and Northern Ireland will eventually be reunited, predicts Enda Kenny
During a question and answer session in Ohio, the Taoiseach predicts Ireland will be united – ‘but not in the near future’.
Names of 3,700 Troubles victims read aloud
The names of 3,700 people who killed during the Troubles were read aloud in Dublin’s Unitarian Church today to mark the 14th anniversary of the Good Friday peace agreement.
Two found guilty of killing Northern Ireland policeman
Constable Stephen Carroll was shot and killed as he sat in his patrol car in February 2009.
Bertie ‘to resign from Fianna Fáil’ before vote to expel him
The man who led Fianna Fáil for 14 years quits the party before a vote to expel him, while continuing to deny any wrongdoing.
Good Friday Agreement ‘cannot absolve’ Ahern on Mahon implications: Martin
Micheál Martin says comments made about Ahern in the Mahon report are “extremely serious”.
Taoiseach urged to press Cameron on Troubles legacy
Enda Kenny is due to travel to London tomorrow for meetings with the UK prime minister.
Youth unemployment on the agenda at British-Irish summit
The 17th council summit gets underway in Dublin this afternoon, where the main issue on the table will be economic developments.
British-Irish Council Summit postponed as mark of respect
The council were due to meet tomorrow but have postponed the event following the death of the Taoiseach’s mother.
Column: Addressing the legacies of Northern Ireland's past and contributing to the future
Dominic Hannigan explains why former members of Northern Ireland’s fiercest paramilitary organisations are being invited to speak to TDs at Leinster House today.