The Good Friday Agreement - A Reunion

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Period06 Apr 2023

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleThe Good Friday Agreement - a Reunion
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionOn 10th April 1998 a peace deal was signed in Belfast. It would largely end the conflict in Northern Ireland - known as the Troubles - that had gone on for 30 years and left thousands dead. The Good Friday Agreement brought about power-sharing in Northern Ireland. The political party linked to the IRA – Sinn Féin – eventually went into government with politicians on the other side of the divided community. Since then the agreement has touched on every aspect of life in Northern Ireland. The peace process was a huge topic of conversation at schools across the country, including Sullivan Upper where pupils discussed it in class and debated it at the current affairs society. For 5 Minutes On, the BBC’s Correspondent in Belfast - and former Sullivan Upper pupil, Chris Page, meets up with a group of his former school friends to share their memories of that critical period in history.
    PersonsGail McConnell