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Is the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement really in peril?

For all the talk of protecting the peace process, the values underpinning it are in precariously short supply all round

By Katy Hayward  

Looking across from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland. Photo: Olivier Donnars / Le Pictorium/Maxppp/PA Images

Never mind the alarm ringing from London, Dublin, Brussels and Washington DC—nationalists and unionists, Catholics and Protestants, Leavers and Remainers alike from within Northern Ireland are claiming that the 1998 Good Friday/Belfast Agreement is in peril.

Everyone feels the danger. And it isn’t about the articles of the 1998 Agreement so much as the conditions that the agreement created. These conditions are in jeopardy. How might calm be restored?

The 1998…

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