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What is the Good Friday agreement?

Also known as the Belfast Agreement, the Good Friday Agreement is the peace agreement concluded on 10 April 1998 between the participants in multi-party talks in Northern Ireland. 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 bilateral treaty that binds the UK and Ireland as a matter of international law.

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