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How successful has the peace process in Northern Ireland been?

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GCSE Northern Ireland 1965-85

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History question 2

Max Carter 11EB

How successful has the peace process in Northern Ireland been?

In this answer I have been set the task of investigating and analysing how successful the British Government has been at solving the troubles in Northern Ireland since 1972.

The peace process started first started in1974 when the power sharing idea was set up. It was made up of Brian Falkner - leader of the Unionists, Gerry Filt - the SDLP leader which was a moderate nationalist party which mainly consisted of Catholics, the alliance party Oliver Napier, The British PM - Edward Heath and the Irish Liam Cosgrave. They all came together and met at Sunningdale on 6th December to negotiate an agreement for the council of Ireland. They also united to try to get a successful framework for the new government at Stormont.

They devised an agreement named the Sunningdale Agreement but the most controversial parts of it were the Irish council, the reform of the RUC and the and the Northern Irish police force.

The agreement took place on 1st January 1974 and was led by Falkner and Gerry Filt. However it immediately ran

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