Thursday February 27, 2020

Peace, but hardly any partnership

The 'shared future' for the North envisaged by the Good Friday Agreement seems as far away as ever, writes Peter Geoghegan.

13th January, 2013
Willie Frazer of the Ulster People's Forum.

In 2005, Northern Ireland's joint Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister at Stormont published A Shared Future. The blueprint for a post-conflict society included plans for addressing contentious issues such as flags, emblems and parading. Every government department would have to create action plans to ensure the policy was fully implemented.

Eight years later, A Shared Future has been largely forgotten. In 2007, when Sinn Féin and the DUP agreed to share power,...

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