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SBP editorial: The Good Friday Agreement must be made to work

8th April, 2018

How does one assess the success or failure of the Good Friday Agreement?

After 20 years, with the Stormont assembly now suspended and the prospect of direct rule increasingly imminent, it’s deceptively easy to write the whole thing off as a temporary success but a long-term failure.

To a pessimistic viewer it is easy to see the agreement as dead, with the Chuckle Brothers routine of Ian Paisley senior and Martin McGuinness replaced by...

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