Good Friday Agreement In A Nutshell
Meanwhile, voters in every municipality began to turn away from moderate parties, and instead, support for Sinn Féin and the DUP increased, supplanting the SDLP and UUP. For much of the decade following the Good Friday Agreement, decentralization was suspended because the main parties in each community were unable to reach an agreement on power-sharing. Progress has been made on dismantling, confirmed in September 2005, but a political agreement has remained elusive. Finally, the British and Irish Governments held crunch talks in St Andrews in October 2006. There, Sinn Féin finally agreed to accept the PSNI, while the DUP agreed to share power with Sinn Féin. Finally, in May 2007, an executive composed of the DUP, Sinn Féin, the UUP and the SDLP was able to take office. This time, the institutions created under the Good Friday agreement should be maintained until the current political crisis has resulted in the collapse of the executive in January 2017. These institutional arrangements, which have been established in these three areas, are defined in the agreement as “interdependent and interdependent”. In particular, it is found that the functioning of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the North-South Council of Ministers is “so closely linked that the success of the other depends on the success of the other”, and that participation in the North-South Council of Ministers is “one of the essential tasks related to the relevant posts in [Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland]”.