Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.
This Committee plays a pivotal role in informing debate on key areas of mutual interest regarding North/South co-operation. The Committee works across a number of key areas, which include:
- Reconciliation Issues - such as listening to key people and groups regarding legacy issues and reaching out to diverse communities
- Commemoration Issues - including consideration of significant anniversaries arising over the next decade
- North-South Co-Operation across Sectoral Areas - e.g. Health, Transport, Education, Agriculture, Tourism & Culture etc., with particular reference to the potential impact of the result of the British referendum to leave the EU
- Funding Programmes, with a particular reference to future funding of peace related programmes
The Committee, in which MPs from Northern Ireland have speaking rights, offers an opportunity to foster better links and dialogue between parliamentarians from both sides of the border.
The Committee also engages in informal meetings and outreach visits to Northern Ireland to help build relationships and encourage a shared understanding of all the communities and key stakeholders on both sides of the border.
What's on this week
The Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday agreement will meet in Public Session in Committee Room 1, LH2000, at 12 noon. on Thursday, 12th January 2017, to continue its discussion on 'The Implications of Brexit for the Good Friday Agreement and its Institutions'.
News from the Committee
16 January 17
Good Friday Committee issues statement on developments in Northern Ireland
11 January 17
Good Friday Committee to discuss Brexit’s effect on border communities and children’s rights
14 December 16
Impact of Brexit on Newry border region to be discussed by Good Friday Committee
16 November 16
Good Friday Committee to resume discussions on Brexit & the Good Friday Agreement
2 November 16
Good Friday Committee to discuss prison issues in Northern Ireland
18 October 16
Good Friday Committee to examine possible implications of ‘Brexit’ on Good Friday Agreement
27 September 16
Good Friday Committee to discuss implications of ‘Brexit’ on Good Friday Agreement