What Is The Irish Good Friday Agreement

In Northern Ireland, in the 1998 referendum on the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, voters were asked if they supported the multi-party agreement. In the Republic of Ireland, voters were asked whether they would allow the state to sign the agreement and allow the necessary constitutional amendments (Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland) to facilitate it. Citizens of both jurisdictions had to approve the agreement for it to enter into force. The agreement consists of two interconnected documents, both of which were agreed in Belfast on Good Friday, 10 April 1998: under the agreement, the British and Irish governments agreed to hold referendums in Northern Ireland and the Republic on 22 May 1998 respectively. The referendum in Northern Ireland is expected to endorse the agreement reached in the multi-party negotiations. . . .