Leading Northern Ireland business organisations back May's draft deal as way ahead, but DUP is not for moving BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Leading business organisations in Northern Ireland have pledged their support to the draft Brexit deal. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/leading-northern-ireland-business-organisations-back-mays-draft-deal-as-way-ahead-but-dup-is-not-for-moving-37537496.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37537494.ece/4de0a/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-17_new_45810947_I1.JPG Email Leading business organisations in Northern Ireland have pledged their support to the draft Brexit deal. Four influential lobby groups joined together to hail the withdrawal agreement as a "welcome step forward". It came amid mounting pressure for the DUP to drop their opposition to the text. The Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) claimed a no-deal Brexit would be "absolutely disastrous" for the local farming and agri-food sector. However, last night a senior … [Read more...] about Leading Northern Ireland business organisations back May’s draft deal as way ahead, but DUP is not for moving
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Kimberly Cowell-Meyers and Carolyn Gallaher by Kimberly Cowell-Meyers and Carolyn Gallaher April 20 A billboard in West Belfast, shown Dec. 8, was erected by the Sinn Fein party and calls for a special status for Northern Ireland with respect to Brexit and no “hard border” in Ireland. (Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images) Twenty years ago, the Good Friday Agreement put an end to Northern Ireland’s Troubles, a 30-year conflict that … [Read more...] about How Brexit could kill Northern Ireland’s peace accords
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) John W. Mackey, Boston University (THE CONVERSATION) In 1988, one of Northern Ireland’s most divisive Protestant politicians rose to his feet and shouted at Pope John Paul II, who was addressing the European Parliament, “I denounce you as the Antichrist!” Perhaps nothing could have more vividly symbolized the bitterness and hopelessness of the Northern Ireland conflict. A few years later, as I began my academic career studying British and Irish history, possibilities for ending the violent conflict between Protestant and Catholic communities in Northern Ireland seemed remote. One decade later, on April 10, 1998, the Irish and British governments and the major political parties in Northern Ireland signed a breakthrough accord. Known as the Good Friday Agreement, or the Belfast Agreement, it set forth a framework for sharing power among the opposing … [Read more...] about From certain war to uncertain peace: Northern Ireland’s Good Friday Agreement turns 20
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Nukhet Sandal by Nukhet Sandal April 10 at 6:00 AM Martin McGuinness, the Sinn Fein chief negotiator, left, and Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams as they participate in the Bloody Sunday anniversary march in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on Feb. 1, 1998. (AP) Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the deal that brought an end to a 30-year bloody conflict in Northern Ireland, known as “The Troubles,” in which … [Read more...] about 20 years after the Good Friday Agreement, few people recognize how Northern Ireland’s religious leaders helped bring peace
IT was the deal that heralded a major development in the Northern Ireland peace process. But what was the Good Friday Agreement, and why was the Anglo-Irish deal so important? Here're the details... What is the Good Friday Agreement? The Good Friday Agreement was a deal between the warring Catholic and Protestant factions in Northern Ireland to bring an end to the troubles. The deal involved eight political parties from Northern Ireland, as well as the British and Irish governments. It particularly focused on civil and cultural rights, as well as justice and policing. It came against a backdrop of three decades of terrorism and sectarian violence between the rival communities. When was it drawn up? The agreement was drawn up in the 1990s during several years of multi-party talks. Negotiations resumed in June 1996 after a tentative ceasefire broke down in 1994. The agreement was finally signed on April 10, 1998 – that year’s Good Friday. It was approved in a jointly … [Read more...] about What is the Good Friday Agreement, why was it drawn up in 1998 and did the Anglo-Irish deal bring peace to Northern Ireland?