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#Good Friday Agreement

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

Dáil passes legislation allowing alcohol to be sold on Good Friday

The ban was introduced in 1927.

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 17 September, 2017

'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.

# good-friday-agreement - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'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.

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Poll: Are you worried about how the Tory-DUP deal could affect the peace process? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 11 June, 2017

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Saturday 13 May, 2017

'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.

# good-friday-agreement - Saturday 18 March, 2017

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Monday 13 March, 2017

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 12 February, 2017

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”.

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 5 February, 2017

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 22 January, 2017

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”.

# good-friday-agreement - Monday 16 January, 2017

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 - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Bertie Ahern says Arlene Foster is "crazy and dangerous" to question power sharing

The DUP has raised the prospect of renegotiation.

# good-friday-agreement - Saturday 17 December, 2016

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 11 August, 2016

'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 - Sunday 24 July, 2016

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Monday 18 July, 2016

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 - Monday 4 July, 2016

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”.

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 10 March, 2016

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

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 - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Bill Clinton turned on the Belfast Christmas lights 19 years ago today

“Peace has brought real change to your lives.”

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Saturday 11 October, 2014

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 17 July, 2014

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Thursday 26 June, 2014

How should Irish adoption laws be changed?

Representatives from a number of groups will address the Health Committee on this issue today.

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 4 May, 2014

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge An Irish YouTuber created a clever brief history of conflicts in The North Whole Lotta History

An Irish YouTuber created a clever brief history of conflicts in The North

You’ll never feel like an eejit again.

# good-friday-agreement - Friday 11 April, 2014

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Friday 17 January, 2014

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 29 December, 2013

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Friday 27 December, 2013

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 22 December, 2013

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

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?

# good-friday-agreement - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

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.

# good-friday-agreement - Sunday 2 June, 2013

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.

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