Role of the 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, particularly in areas of tourism, transport and communications infrastructure and agriculture; reconciliation and combating sectarianism; cross-border co-operation in policing; and Ireland/UK relations. The Committee, which includes Members from Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann and MPs from Northern Ireland, offers an opportunity to foster better links and dialogue between parliamentarians from both sides of the border.

As part of its remit, the Committee may invite presentations from Government Ministers, State organisations from North and South, representative groups and interested individuals to hear their views and perspectives on the Good Friday Agreement and cross-border co-operation.

The Committee will also consider:

  • issues arising from Ireland’s role as a signatory to the Good Friday Agreement;
  • ongoing developments in the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and
  • any proposals relating to the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and related matters as shall be referred to it by Dáil Éireann from time to time.

Read the Committee's Orders of Reference


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