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
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News from the Committee
25 November 15
Good Friday Agreement Committee to discuss cross-border opportunities to prevent youth unemployment
22 October 15
Good Friday Agreement Committee issues statement following publication of a review of paramilitaries’ activities in Northern Ireland
21 October 15
Good Friday Agreement Committee to discuss issues around advancing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland
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.