Northern Ireland Before The Good Friday Agreement





In August, the Republican Socialist Party of Ireland, which belongs to the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) paramilitary group, announced a ceasefire, ending its 23 years of violence. Nevertheless, the group continued to oppose the peace agreement signed in April.5 The ceasefire was maintained for the rest of the year. Unfortunately, it was not possible to reach an agreement on the implementation of the Stormont House agreement, which deals with the legacy of the past, as a time frame for discussions on the new beginning. The Irish and British governments have committed to continue work on this issue in order to create an agreed basis for the creation of a new institutional framework for the management of the past, as envisaged in the Stormont Agreement. 3. The Assembly will exercise full legislative and executive power on matters currently under the jurisdiction of the six northern Ireland departments, with the possibility of taking responsibility for other matters as described in this agreement. 43 It is difficult to address the broader issue of the impact of decentralisation in Northern Ireland on constitutional and political developments in the United Kingdom as a whole. Compared to other decentralised regions, there are so many peculiarities and specificities in Northern Ireland that its experience of decentralisation is not a good basis for judgment. Given that Northern Ireland, even during the period of direct domination from 1972 until the Good Friday Agreement came into force, had its own management, decentralisation had no significant impact on the future of the United Kingdom. On August 17, 2001, Secretary of State John Reid issued a 75-reference police plan to implement the Patten Commission`s recommendations. The plan contains detailed progress in the areas of demline, the appointment of a supervisory commissioner, the size of the police and the selection of new recruits at 50:50.





A new police committee was set up in September. On 4 November 2001, Royal Ulster Constabulary changed its name to the Police Service of Northern Ireland. On December 12, the police also modified a plaque for the new service and the emblem.1″Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland”, called on January 29, 2013, www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/agreement/policing/commissi… 26 While Brooke Mayhew`s talks had not reached an agreement, the two governments remained in contact with the IRA until the 1994 ceasefire was finally declared. The period from 1997 to 1997 was evidence of a series of developments that culminated in the opening of negotiations in June 1996. These developments included an increasingly important role for the U.S. Administration of President Clinton`s influence, the joint publication of a number of framework documents that set an agenda for the negotiations, and, in May 1996, the election of party delegates to conduct the negotiations.

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