Tuesday August 11, 2020

‘This is no deal for nationalist Ireland’

We reprint The Sunday Business Post's editorial from 20 years ago opposing the Good Friday Agreement, as well as an article by its then political editor Emily O'Reilly and a selection of cartoons from the time

8th April, 2018

The ‘deal’ agreed to by representatives of nationalist Ireland at Stormont last Friday is an enormous disappointment. It is likely to copper-fasten partition on this island for many years to come, perhaps for decades.

It will permit the restoration of a fully functioning local administration in Belfast for the first time since, 26 years ago, the Stormont administration was destroyed.

And for the first time ever, the vast majority of Irish republicans will be...

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