Good Friday Agreement may become inoperable

Removing the key plank of common EU membership could well undermine the Good Friday Agreement

5th February, 2017
Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Theresa May, British prime minister, at Government Buildings in Dublin Picture: Chris Bellew

One of the key elements that people on this island have to consider in any discussion of Brexit is its implications for the peace process and, in particular, the Good Friday Agreement (GFA).

The attorney general in the North, John Larkin, has proffered his opinion that Brexit would not have any domestic legal effect on the legislation giving effect to the GFA, the Northern Ireland Act (1998).

Despite that view, serious doubts must arise about the...

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