Guid Fryday Greeance

(Reguidit frae Belfast Greement)

The Guid Fryday Greeance (GFG), kent forby as the Bilfawst Greeance (Inglis: Good Friday Agreement or Belfast Agreement; Erse: Comhaontú Aoine an Chéasta or Comhaontú Bhéal Feirste), is a pair o greeances signed on 10 Apryle 1998 that endit maist o the violence o the Truibils, a pooer conflict in Norlan Airlan that haed bin gaun on syne the 1960s. It served as a big development in the Norlan Airlan peace process o the 1990s. Norlan Airlan's present devolved sýstem o guvernment is based on the greeance. The greeance forby makkit a wheen o institutions atween Norlan Airlan an the Republic o Airlan, an atween the Republic o Airlan an the Unitit Kinrick.

Multi–Pairty Greeance
TypeMultilateral greeance
Signed10 Apryle 1998 (1998-04-10)
LocationBilfawst, Norlin Airlan
Effective2 December 1999 (1999-12-02)
PairtiesGovrenment o the Unitit Kinrick
Govrenment o Airlan
Pairties in Norlan Airlan
LeidInglis
Brits–Erse Greeance
TypeBilateral international greeance
Signed10 Apryle 1998 (1998-04-10)
LocationBilfawst, Norlin Airlan
Effective2 December 1999 (1999-12-02)
Original
signatories
Tony BlairBertie Ahern
Mo MowlamDavid Andrews
Pairties Unitit Kinrick
Republic o Ireland Republic o Airlan
LeidInglis

Iessues anent sovereignty, cievil an cultural richts, decommissionin o airms, demilitarisation, justice an policin wis central tae the greeance.

The greeance wus appruved bi voters athort the island o Ireland in twa referendums haudit on the 22 Mey 1998. In Norlan Airlan, voters wis spiert in the 1998 Norlan Airlan Guid Fryday Greeance referendum whether they supportit the multi-pairty greeance. In the Republic o Airlan, voters wis spiert whether thay wad allou the state tae sign the greeance an allou necessar constitutional chynges (Nineteent Amendment o the Constitution o Airlan) tae facilitate it. The fowk, bodies o baith jurisdictions needit tae appruve the greeance sae's effect cud be gien tae it.

The Brits–Erse Greeance cam intae force on the 2 December 1999. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) wus the ainly major political group in Northern Ireland tae oppone the Greeance.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "BBC - History - The Good Friday Agreement". Retrieved 10 Juin 2017.