'Towards a Lasting Peace'? : The Northern Ireland Multi-Party Agreement, Referendum and Assembly Elections of 1998

  title={'Towards a Lasting Peace'? : The Northern Ireland Multi-Party Agreement, Referendum and Assembly Elections of 1998},
  author={John Doyle},
  journal={Scottish affairs},
  • J. Doyle
  • Published 1 November 1998
  • Political Science
  • Scottish affairs
The agreement signed by the Irish and British governments and most of the political parties in Northern Ireland on 10th April 1998 (Good Friday) was a truly historic step. The agreement itself marks the most significant shift in party political positions since the partition of Ireland. This, coupled with the fact that the agreement is open-ended, and indeed under its provisions must develop beyond what is already agreed to survive means that an analysis of the evolution of party political… 

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