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Workers' Party: 9 0 0 18, + For the Anglo-Irish Agreement 4 0 0 6, N/A: All but one of the Unionists were re-elected, many with extremely large majorities. The largest of all went to Ian Paisley in North Antrim. Anglo-Irish Agreement, accord signed by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Garret FitzGerald, the Irish taoiseach (prime minister), on Nov. 15, , at Hillsborough Castle in County Down, , that gave the government of Ireland an official consultative role in the affairs of Northern ered one of the most significant developments in British-Irish relations since the. The Good Friday Agreement (GFA), or Belfast Agreement (Irish: Comhaontú Aoine an Chéasta or Comhaontú Bhéal Feirste; Ulster-Scots: Guid Friday Greeance or Bilfawst Greeance), is a pair of agreements signed on 10 April that ended most of the violence of the Troubles, a political conflict in Northern Ireland that had been ongoing since the s.. It served as a major development in. Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution. 23rd May This document, issued by the Workers’ Party in November , provides a companion piece to the document posted up in the Archive last week from Sinn Féin analysing the Hillsborough Agreement.
The Anglo-Irish Agreement (AIA) in was a serious attempt to achieve a political accord that resolved the “Irish question”. It gave the Irish government an advisory role in the affairs of Northern Ireland and determined there would be no change in Northern Ireland’s constitutional status – no Irish unification in other words. The CPI strongly criticised the Anglo-Irish Agreement, claiming the AIA "underlined Partition and gave Britain a direct say in the affairs of the Republic". In the s, its membership declined significantly during the electoral rise of the Workers' Party of Ireland and this trend continued after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The Dáil passed the Anglo-Irish Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on January 7, by 66 votes to The Labour Party opposed the measure and Fine Gael abstained. The Wolfe Tone Society congratulated the Labour Party which it said had ‘returned to the position of its founder, James Connolly’, but An Phoblacht regarded the lobby as part of the process of conditioning republicans to accept. "But the Anglo-Irish Agreement she signed with Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald was a historic moment in relations between the UK and Ireland, .
The Irish Republican Army (IRA) is a name used by various paramilitary organisations in Ireland throughout the 20th and the 21st centuries. The late twentieth century organisation is known as the Provisional Irish Republican political movement in total is dedicated to irredentism through Irish republicanism, the belief that all of Ireland should be an independent republic free from. Anglo-Irish Agreement was transformative A new spirit of co-operation followed the Anglo-Irish Agreement which in turn led to the Belfast Agreement Sat, , This is a draft version of some of the source material used in the section on the Anglo-Irish Agreement. It includes a selection of the journal and newspaper articles that were published in the prelude to, and immediate aftermath of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement, and other items which were produced some years later. In a similar vein the two TDs of the Workers Party cast their Dail votes for the Accord. An article in their newspaper The Northern People (22/11/85) stated: “As a party we demand peace and we believe that the majority on this island demand peace. That is what the Anglo-Irish Agreement must deliver in .