What is the Good Friday agreement?

This is also known as the Belfast Agreement and is the peace/political agreement concluded on 10 April 1998 between the participants in multi-party talks. The public in both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland supported the Agreement in referendums on 22 May 1998. The Agreement is both a political agreement and contains the British-Irish Agreement, a bi-lateral treaty that binds the UK and Ireland as a matter of international law. The 1998 Agreement in all its parts has become central to the Brexit negotiations.

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