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Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.

This Committee plays an important role in informing debate on key areas of mutual interest such as North/South economic co-operation.   The Committee works across a number of key areas, which include:

  • Reconciliation Issues - including Outreach to Disadvantaged Communities
  • Commemoration Issues - including consideration of significant anniversaries arising over the next decade. e.g. Ulster Covenant; 1916 etc.
  • North-South Co-Operation across Sectoral Areas - e.g. Health, Transport, Education, Agriculture, Tourism & Culture etc.
  •  Funding Programmes e.g. PEACE, Reconciliation Fund, International Fund forIreland; funding of Glencree Reconciliation Centre etc.

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.

What's on this week

 Week commencing Monday 22nd of June 2015

The Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement will meet on Thursday 24th June at 10.15 a.m. in Committee Room 4, LH2000


The outstanding legacy issues in Northern Ireland affecting the reintegration of political prisoners. [Mr. Michael Culbert, Director, Coiste na nIarchimí and Mr. Tom Roberts, Director and Mr. Robert Campbell, Project Coordinator, Ex Prisoners Interpretative Centre (EPIC)]



UK Government’s proposal to repeal the UK Human Rights Act, 1998 and the potential effect this would have on the Good Friday Agreement. [Ms. Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission and Mr. Les Allamby, Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission]


News from the Committee

24 June 15
Committee to consider impact on Good Friday Agreement should UK repeal Human Rights Act 1998

4 June 15
Good Friday Agreement Committee Chairman helps launch innovative buddy system for NI schools

27 May 15
Good Friday Agreement Committee to consider cross-border healthcare provision with Minister Varadkar


View older Committee press releases.

In February 2014, the Committee travelled to Derry for a series of meetings with community and cultural groups. The Committee are pictured here outside the Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in the city, following a meeting which touched on the lasting positive legacy on community relations of the hosting of Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann in 2013.

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