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 next meeting of the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement will be held on 3 July 2014.
The following agenda items will be discussed:
1. Application of Communications Technology to support cross border economic co-operation [European Regions Network for the Application of Communications Technology (ERNACT)]
2. Support for family carers on the island of Ireland [Carers Cross-border Consortium]
It will commence at 10.15a.m. in Committee Room 4 LH 2000.
News from the Committee
22 July 14
Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday elects new chairperson
21 July 14
Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday to elect new chairperson
9 July 14
Good Friday Committee to travel to Armagh to meet NSMC and local businesses
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.