What did the Sunningdale Agreement do?

What did the Sunningdale Agreement do?

The Sunningdale Agreement was an attempt to establish a power-sharing Northern Ireland Executive and a cross-border Council of Ireland.

What is the Northern Ireland agreement?

The Belfast Agreement is also known as the Good Friday Agreement, because it was reached on Good Friday, 10 April 1998. It was an agreement between the British and Irish governments, and most of the political parties in Northern Ireland, on how Northern Ireland should be governed.

Why did the Anglo Irish Agreement fail?

The Agreement was widely rejected by unionists because it gave the Republic of Ireland a role in the governance of Northern Ireland for the first time ever, and because they had been excluded from the agreement negotiations.

Why did the Northern Ireland power sharing executive collapse in 1974?

Other contentious issues were internment, policing and the question of the planned Council of Ireland. After opposition from within the UUP and the Ulster Workers’ Council strike, the executive and Assembly collapsed on 28 May 1974 when Faulkner resigned as Chief Executive.

What was the purpose of the Council of Ireland?

The Council of Ireland was a statutory body established under the Government of Ireland Act 1920 as an all-Ireland law-making authority with limited jurisdiction, initially over both Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland, and later solely over Northern Ireland.

Who set up the Ulster Workers Council?

The Ulster Workers’ Council was a loyalist workers’ organisation set up in Northern Ireland in 1974 as a more formalised successor to the Loyalist Association of Workers (LAW). It was formed by shipyard union leader Harry Murray and initially failed to gain much attention.

Is Northern Ireland Catholic or Protestant?

Most of the population of Northern Ireland are at least nominally Christian, mostly Roman Catholic and Protestant denominations.

What were the main terms of the Anglo-Irish Agreement?

Among the treaty’s main clauses were that: Crown forces would withdraw from most of Ireland. Ireland was to become a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, a status shared by Australia, Canada, Newfoundland, New Zealand and the Union of South Africa.

Who voted against the Anglo-Irish Agreement?

The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed in London on 6 December 1921 and Dáil Éireann voted to approve the treaty on 7 January 1922, following a debate through late December 1921 and into January 1922. The vote was 64 in favour, 57 against, with the Ceann Comhairle and 3 others not voting.

Where was the St Andrews Agreement signed?

The agreement resulted from multi-party talks held in St Andrews in Fife, Scotland, from 11 to 13 October 2006, between the two governments and all the major parties in Northern Ireland, including the two largest, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin.

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