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  CAIN: Events: Peace: The Agreement - Agreement reached in the multi-party negotiations (10 April 1998)
Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland.
We pledge that we will, in good faith, work to ensure the success of each and every one of the arrangements to be established under this agreement.
By agreement between the two sides, experts could be appointed to consider a particular matter and report.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /events/peace/docs/agreement.htm   (8778 words)

  
 Embassy of Ireland - Washington, DC
On Friday, 10 April 1998 a comprehensive political agreement was approved at a plenary session of the talks.
The Agreement also provides for a British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference, bringing together the British and Irish Governments to promote bilateral cooperation at all levels on all matters of mutual interest with the Conference to have a particular focus on non-devolved Northern Ireland matters, and be supported by a standing joint Secretariat.
A year of further intense negotiations brought all sides close to agreement, but on 8 December 2004, both governments announced that, while almost all outstanding issues had been agreed with the parties, differences over the process to be used to verify the decommissioning of paramilitary weapons remained unresolved.
www.irelandemb.org /n_ireland.html   (0 words)

  
 Sinn Fein: Ard Fheis Motion
The Good Friday Agreement requires and defines 'a new beginning to policing' as an essential element of the peace process.
It is the responsibility of the two Governments and pro-Agreement parties across the island to resist this and to ensure the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.
Sinn Fein is committed to law and order and to stable and inclusive partnership government, and, in good faith and in a spirit of genuine partnership, to the full operation of stable power-sharing government and the north south and east west arrangements set out in the Good Friday Agreement.
www.sinnfeinonline.com /policies   (2107 words)

  
  Save the Good Friday Agreement
The Good Friday Agreement does not place obstacles in the way of parties forming the Executive other than their need to win sufficient seats in the Assembly elections and their taking and honoring the Pledge of Office.
The Agreement is very specific in its desire to see decommissioning, its commitment of all parties to the use of their influence to help bring this about.
This agreement provides for a democratically elected Assembly in Northern Ireland which is inclusive in its membership, capable of exercising executive and legislative authority, and subject to safeguards to protect the rights and interests of all sides of the community.
members.tripod.com /beaconhill/doc.html   (3634 words)

  
  Good Friday Agreement: The Times Report - Sidebar - MSN Encarta
The Belfast Agreement—better known as the Good Friday Agreement, named after the day it was signed in Stormont Castle—was the culmination of various initiatives that attempted to bring an end to “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland.
The Good Friday Agreement was reached on April 10, 1998.
The Agreement was put to a referendum on both sides of the Irish border.
uk.encarta.msn.com /sidebar_1481569515/Good_Friday_Agreement_The_Times_Report.html   (284 words)

  
 Dáil Éireann - Volume 512 - 01 December, 1999 - Good Friday Agreement: Statements.
Equally all steps by all parties under the Good Friday Agreement are to some degree at least taken under pressure because each person taking a step knows that if he or his party does not play their part, others will not play theirs.
In the euphoria of the Good Friday Agreement, words were written and ideals were espoused, yet it is hard to take in the reality of naming Ministers and the devolution of powers tomorrow.
I believe the spirit of the Agreement and the spirit of the specific changes that were made to Articles 2 and 3 are exactly in that spirit, that the people of Ireland must be united through consent and without the use of violence to achieve political ends.
www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie /D/0512/D.0512.199912010007.html   (20068 words)

  
 BBC News | Northern Ireland | Understanding Northern Ireland
The final Agreement was posted to every household in Northern Ireland and put to a referendum on May 22.
The result was overwhelmingly in favour of the Agreement: 71.2% of people in Northern Ireland and 94.39% in the Republic voted Yes to accepting the Agreement.
Throughout the first three years of the agreement's implementation, unionists accused republicans of failing to live up to the spirit of the agreement's requirement for the decommissioning of arms.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/static/northern_ireland/understanding/events/good_friday.stm   (0 words)

  
 BBC NI - Learning - A State Apart - Home Page
A State Apart, the interactive chronicle covering the 30 years of the conflict in Northern Ireland, is currently being updated and should be available as a broadband site in 2007.
Explore the elements of the Good Friday Agreement from policing to decommissioning using academic and newspaper articles, interviews, text and video.
Explore the conflict from the Civil Rights marches to the Good Friday Agreement through articles, video footage, audio clips and photographs.
www.bbc.co.uk /northernireland/education/stateapart   (199 words)

  
 Good Friday - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Good Friday - Search Results - MSN Encarta
The name “Good Friday” is generally believed to be a corruption of “God’s Friday”.
Good Friday, Friday immediately preceding Easter, celebrated by Christians as the anniversary of Christ’s crucifixion.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Good_Friday.html   (147 words)

  
 The Watcher - All TV, all the time | Chicago Tribune | Blog
Friday on Sci Fi, fairly buzzes with energy, and its characters are often on the run from some nasty alien or other.
In Friday’s first “Who” adventure, which was a Christmas special in England, the doctor assists a runaway bride who didn’t so much flee as get zapped by alien particles.
Having said that, it’s a good thing that Sci Fi is running two episodes of this updated “Doctor Who” on Friday: The first episode starts out with promising chills, but the resolution of the paper-thin plot is far too predictable.
featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com /entertainment_tv/doctor_who   (0 words)

  
 Environmental Equipment and Supply - Rental - Sampling :: Environmental Terms
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The validity, enforcement, and performance of this Lease Agreement shall be governed and determined by the laws of the state of Pennsylvania, in which it was formed.
If any provision of this Lease Agreement is held invalid for any reason whatsoever, such invalidity shall not affect any other provision that can be given effect without the invalid provision and, to that end, provisions of this Lease Agreement are declared to be severable.
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 Northern Ireland Office // Key Issues // The Agreement
The Agreement (also known as the Good Friday Agreement or Belfast Agreement) was reached in Belfast on Friday, April 10 1998.
The Agreement proposed an inter-connected group of institutions from three ‘strands’ of relationships.
The Equality Commission and the Human Rights Commission were created under the Agreement; there was a comprehensive review of criminal justice and policing arrangements and money was allocated to help victims of violence.
www.nio.gov.uk /the-agreement   (0 words)

  
 Sinn Féin: Good Friday Agreement
On May 22nd 1998 the Good Friday Agreement was endorsed by the majority of the people of Ireland.
On November 15th the Mitchell Review concluded with agreement that the institutions be established and that the decommissioning issue be dealt with by General de Chastelain and the Independent International Commission on decommissioning.
While the Agreement itself does not resolve the causes of conflict, it does, if implemented, set out a political and institutional framework within which many of the causes of conflict can be addressed.
sinnfein.ie /peace/good_friday   (271 words)

  
 Northern Ireland: Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement
The British and Irish Governments have been working with the parties to achieve the full implementation of the Agreement reached on Good Friday 1998, which was endorsed in referendums by the people of the island of Ireland, North and South.
All parties to the Agreement recognize that; and that, under the Agreement, this issue must be resolved in a manner acceptable to and verified by the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning in accordance with its basic mandate in law.
In the context of all these steps that are now being taken to implement the Agreement in all its aspects, the parties reaffirm their commitment to the full and stable operation of the institutions, which are the democratic core of the Agreement.
www.c-r.org /our-work/accord/northern-ireland/good-friday-implementation.php   (1840 words)

  
 Chew: The other Good Friday Agreement   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Agreement, in keeping with its quasi-religious name, has become a kind of sacred text of political life, the final source of authority in all matters of dogma and political practice.
The Good Friday Agreement signed in Belfast was a negotiated compromise, but given the nature of human life it is unlikely to be the final solution.
Unlike the Belfast Good Friday Agreement, the original Good Friday event was not a temporary compromise, negotiated between various interested parties.
www.windsorbaptist.org /chewy/goodfriday.shtml   (869 words)

  
 Northern Ireland election: An attempt to rescue the Good Friday Agreement
The Good Friday Agreement was patched together by the United States, Britain and Ireland as a means of creating a more stable economic environment for corporate investment in the North.
During the protracted negotiations that culminated in the Good Friday Agreement, the British and US governments sought to convince the Protestant bourgeoisie represented by the Ulster Unionist Party that cooperation was the only means of securing its economic future.
For all the worldwide parading of the Agreement, the “peace process” and its participants, as a global example of how conflict could be overcome to the benefit of all, none of the contending parties are capable of addressing the real concerns of the vast majority of the Northern Irish population.
www.wsws.org /articles/2003/nov2003/nire-n26.shtml   (1770 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : The Good Friday Agreement; April 10, 1998
This agreement provides for a democratically elected Assembly in Northern Ireland which is inclusive in its membership, capable of exercising executive and legislative authority, and subject to safeguards to protect the rights and interests of all sides of the community.
Participants recall their agreement in the Procedural Motion adopted on 24 September 1997 "that the resolution of the decommissioning issue is an indispensable part of the process of negotiation", and also recall the provisions of paragraph 25 of Strand 1 above.
The two Governments will as soon as possible sign a new British-Irish Agreement replacing the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement, embodying understandings on constitutional issues and affirming their solemn commitment to support and, where appropriate, implement the agreement reached by the participants in the negotiations which shall be annexed to the British-Irish Agreement.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/eurodocs/good_friday.htm   (8814 words)

  
 Department of the Taoiseach - Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement
The British and Irish Governments have been working with the parties to achieve the full implementation of the Agreement reached on Good Friday 1998, which was endorsed in referendums by the people of the island of Ireland, North and South.
All parties to the Agreement recognise that; and that,under the Agreement, this issue must be resolved in a manner acceptable to and verified by the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning in accordance with its basic mandate in law.
In the context of all these steps that are now being taken to implement the Agreement in all its aspects, the parties reaffirm their commitment to the full and stableoperation of the institutions, which are the democratic core of the Agreement.
www.taoiseach.gov.ie /eng/index.asp?locID=383&docID=451   (1811 words)

  
 Towards Division not peace — SP pamphlet, Good Friday Agreement
The difference between an unworkable agreement but a continuation of the peace process and no agreement and the possibility of an immediate return to conflict may only have been a matter of timing.
Their assurances that the Agreement "made the union safe", as with their similar assurances that the "war is over", ran against the growing sense of insecurity felt by Protestants on these issues.
But as they found themselves defending an Agreement that was not delivering anything in the working class areas, and, worse, appearing through this to be defending David Trimble and the UUP against the DUP challenge, the momentum of their political advance faltered.
www.geocities.com /socialistparty/Documents/TDNPPt4.htm   (8941 words)

  
 Mirwaiz compares Mush formula with Good Friday agreement
Addressing a Friday congregation at the grand Jamia Mosque here, he urged India to exhibit ''political will'' and respond to the military ruler's ''genuine'' proposals aimed at resolving the long- festering Kashmir issue.
The Belfast Agreement (also known as the Good Friday Agreement and, more rarely, as the Stormont Agreement) was a major political development in the Northern Ireland peace process.
It was signed in Belfast on April 10, 1998 (Good Friday) by the British and Irish governments and endorsed by most Northern Ireland political parties.
news.webindia123.com /news/Articles/India/20061229/550651.html   (343 words)

  
 The Northern Ireland Peace Process: USIPeace Briefing: U.S. Institute of Peace   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Good Friday Agreement of 1998 brought the combatants in the Northern Ireland conflict closer to a settlement on core issues than many had thought possible.
However, Pollak noted that the Good Friday Agreement had already laid a solid foundation for building trust and that one of the most promising indications of this was the growth in North-South cooperation fostered by the agreement.
One of the major—although underappreciated—success stories of the Good Friday Agreement, Pollak noted, was the dramatic increase in cooperation between Northern and Southern Ireland in the wake of the agreement.
www.usip.org /pubs/usipeace_briefings/2002/1223_ESnireland.html   (1164 words)

  
 Good Friday Agreement
Any further development of these arrangements to be by agreement in the Council and with the specific endorsement of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Oireachtas, subject to the extent of the competences and responsibility of the two Administrations.
In addition to the structures provided for under this agreement, it will be open to two or more members to develop bilateral or multilateral arrangements between them.
Taking account of the principles on policing as set out in the agreement, the Commission will inquire into policing in Northern Ireland and, on the basis of its findings, bring forconstituency proposals for future policing structures and arrangements, including means of encouraging widespread community support for those arrangements.
www.eire.dk /library/good_friday_agreement.html   (8726 words)

  
 A Review of the Good Friday Agreement
This consociationalism part of the Agreement thus perpetuates the very sectarianism the accord was designed to overcome.
In the consociational voting of the Belfast Agreement, the authors are now a team, the combined leadership of the UUP and the SDLP.
The Belfast Agreement states that, whenever the SOS thinks there is a majority in NI in favour of a constitutional switch, he/she "shall" hold a referendum on whether NI should remain in the UK or join a united Ireland, and that this process may be repeated after an interval of at least seven years.
www.deborda.org /oldcontent/reviewgoodfriday.htm   (3101 words)

  
 The Nobel Peace Prize 1998 - Presentation Speech
On Good Friday this year, an agreement was signed which has rightly been seen as a breakthrough in the efforts to achieve a peaceful solution to the long-lasting conflict in Northern Ireland.
In the referendum on 25 May, the agreement won the support of a large majority of the people, and in June elections were held to the Northern Ireland Assembly according to the principles laid down in the agreement.
They have both committed themselves to the course which the Good Friday agreement represents: that conflicts must be solved by peaceful means.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1998/presentation-speech.html   (1890 words)

  
 Good Friday Agreement
The Agreement (also known as the Good Friday Agreement or Belfast Agreement) was reached in Belfast on Friday, April 10 1998.
The Agreement proposed an inter-connected group of institutions from three 'strands' of relationships.
A British-Irish Council was also created that incorporates members of all devolved administrations within the UK and representatives of the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands as well as the British and Irish governments.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/Page10171.asp   (355 words)

  
 Editorials 111: July 2003
Given that much Unionist support for the Good Friday Agreement has evaporated over issues such as release of prisoners, policing reforms, and own goals by Sinn Féin like the alleged spying incident at Stormont, there is bound to be Unionist unease.
Because if the Good Friday Agreement was painful for Unionists it was just as, or even more, painful for republicans; Northern Ireland remains a kind of British state and Sinn Féin have entered a partitionist parliament, something which seemed impossible fifteen years ago.
That is how sectarian politics has traditionally operated in Northern Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement was one of the first times that people and politicians have said 'enough, we want the politics of cooperation'.
www.innatenonviolence.org /editorials/ed111.shtml   (832 words)

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