Northern Ireland Assembly: The Belfast Agreement/Good Friday Agreement 1998

Northern Ireland Assembly: The Belfast Agreement/Good Friday Agreement 1998

The Belfast Agreement is also known as the Good Friday Agreement, because it was reached on Good Friday, 10 April 1998.

It was a peace agreement between the British and Irish governments, and most of the political parties in Northern Ireland, on how Northern Ireland should be governed. The talks leading to the Agreement addressed issues which had caused conflict during previous decades. The aim was establishing a new, devolved government for Northern Ireland in which unionists and nationalists would share power. 

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Irish police arrest two teenagers over the killing of reporter McKee

Irish police arrest two teenagers over the killing of reporter McKee

‘New IRA’ blamed for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland


Northern Ireland police said that two men have been arrested over the killing of journalist Lyra McKee in the city of Londonderry, also known as Derry, on Thursday.



“Major Investigation Team detectives have arrested two men, aged 18 and 19 under the Terrorism Act, in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee in the Creggan area of Derry on Thursday, 18th April,” the police tweeted on Saturday morning.



“They have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite,” it added.



The 29-year-old was shot dead during an evening riot while standing near a police van as a gunman opened fire.


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Nancy Pelosi Clashed With Tory Brexiteers Over Northern Ireland Border

Nancy Pelosi Clashed With Tory Brexiteers Over Northern Ireland Border

Nancy Pelosi, the US Speaker of the House of Representatives, clashed with pro-Brexit Tory MPs during a meeting in London this week.

HuffPost UK understands Pelosi, the leading Democrat, had a terse exchange with members of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s European Research Group over their view of the Northern Ireland border.

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St Patrick’s Day goes global – parades and shows, food and drink – Annual Global Greening initiative by Tourism Ireland

St Patrick’s Day goes global – parades and shows, food and drink – Annual Global Greening initiative by Tourism Ireland


This weekend will see more than 400 landmarks in more than 50 countries go green for St Patrick.


The annual Global Greening initiative by Tourism Ireland started in 2010 and topping this year’s new additions list is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai -the world’s tallest building.

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Lord’s cricket ground in London are also among the 2019 newbies.

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