U.S. President Joe Biden visited Ireland this week to celebrate an anniversary that almost didn’t happen — the 25th anniversary of the ‘Good Friday Agreement’ of 1998 that ended 30 years of killing in Northern Ireland, but it almost unraveled this year.
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has praised the bravery, perseverance and political imagination shown by the leaders who shaped Northern Ireland's peace deal, the 1998 Good Friday Agreement which ended Northern Ireland's decades-long violent conflict known as the Troubles, reports BBC.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Monday clinched in principle a deal on Northern Ireland, one of the biggest wounds Brexit had left open, it was reported.
By Gwynne Dyer – Four months ago, Jonathan Powell warned that the Good Friday agreement of 1998 that ended 30 years of killing in Northern Ireland was at risk.
Brexit has “raised tensions” on the island of Ireland and “complicated” progress towards a lasting peace, one of the authors of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) has told MPs. The former premier of the Republic of Ireland, Bertie Ahern, said people were worried that a no-deal UK withdrawal from the EU would be the start of a “slippery slope” to a hard border, with checkpoints and troops.