GFA: Northern Ireland and Peace’s Silver Anniversary

The Good Friday Agreement (GFA) has not delivered on all its promises despite being signed 25 years ago on April 10th, 1998. 

Also known as the Belfast Agreement, it serves as a framework for peace and prosperity. 

The Agreement comprises the Multi-Party Agreement and the British-Irish Agreement. 

Ending three decades of conflict (the Troubles) brought a new-power sharing arrangement and was approved by voters on the 22nd of May 1998. 

Ulster University Professor, Rory O’Connell hopes local government can, “rejuvenate some of the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement that haven’t yet reached their full potential or been delivered at all, especially in relation to the adoption of the bill of rights for Northern Ireland, reforming equality laws and looking at enhancing participate participatory and notions of government”.
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Holly Fleck is an Ulster University Journalism Graduate and current Journalism MA student at Ulster University. She has a passion for Health and Business reporting. Holly has previously hosted UUSU's The Student Show podcast, Ulster University events as well as contributing content to QR's The Scoop and Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary.