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
The Committee will this week discuss Peace Monitoring with representatives from the Community Relations Council. The meeting takes place in Committee Room 4, Leinster House 2000, on Thursday 9 October 2014 at 10.15a.m.
News from the Committee
12 November 14
Good Friday Committee to travel to Warrenpoint and Newry to assess Narrow Water bridge progress
7 November 14
Joint Communiqué from the Fifth Plenary of the North/South Inter-Parliamentary Association
29 October 14
New Palliative care hub provides an indispensable resource across island - Good Friday Committee Chairman
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.