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June 13, 2018

Good Friday architects warn of lingering fragility of agreement

The key figures involved in the framing of the Good Friday Peace Agreement, which brought most of the violence of the Northern Ireland Troubles to end have warned that the agreement is still fragile particularly in the light of the Brexit.

At an event in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the agreement former Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams joined ex-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern as well as ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair and Former U.S President Bill Clinton to celebrate the event.

However, the mood was sobered by the fact that power-sharing executive created by the agreement has not functioned since its collapse in January 2017.

The two largest parties, the DUP and Sinn Fein, are still at loggerheads and the debate over how the border between the North and the Republic of Ireland will be administered post the UK’s exit from the EU continues to be a divisive factor.

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