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On 10th April 1998 the Good Friday agreement was signed

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On 10th April 1998 the Good Friday agreement was signed. It was only on 22nd May 1998 that the people saw the outlook of the agreement. From then on there has been speculation on whether the agreement would help make any progress in Northern Ireland or just cause more disturbance between the two separations. info One aspect of the agreement that has been fully implemented is the removal of the Irish Republics Territorial Claim. This is the part of the agreement that states that the Irish Government has no claim on Northern Ireland. This is a key part of the agreement because Northern Ireland finally does not have the Irish Government ruling them. Another aspect of the agreement that was fully implemented was the setting up of the Northern Ireland Assembly. This was an aspect of the agreement that was a key factor into the success of the agreement. ...read more.

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Now with the decommissioning taking place the violence will hopefully start to decrease and there will be less pressure for democracy to do more when the I.R.A. don't have all their weapons. The aspects that have not made as much progress as the above are as follows. Firstly there is the reformation of the R.U.C. There has been a start to this aspect but no major progress has been made. One part of the agreement that has to be made in years to come is the removal of the U.K. flag from the police stations. Also although the I.R.A. have started to decommission there is still time for them to obtain more weapons. They have not destroyed all of their weapons as of yet so there maybe a fear of the I.R.A regaining action. The aspects of the agreement that have had no progress whatsoever are as follows. ...read more.

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For instance the Hunger Strikes were a protest in their belief that they were not criminals and the outcome was a rise of support for Sinn Fein. Although most action that is taken today is referred to as a long-standing argument between the two religions is also a fight for power. Each grouping has its own opinion and reason for their actions but both look for the end result going their way. Until all the aspects are fully implemented there is not much chance of either sector getting the result that they'd been wishing and fighting for. In conclusion, I would say that the Good Friday agreement has had many positive effects, and I believe that the setbacks are due to a number of parties and people being too stubborn. I think that the agreement does not mean that Northern Irelands problems are over, but with a bit more compromising and discussions I believe in a few years there will be peace once again. ...read more.

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