Good Friday Agreement: The Provisional IRA Ends Armed Conflict With the UK

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Example Keywords & Catalog Subject Headings

Northern Ireland Peace Process
Good Friday Agreement/Belfast Agreement
Provisional IRA
Irish Republican Army
Northern Ireland

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Internet Sources

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A collection of information and source material on 'the Troubles' and politics in Northern Ireland from 1968 to the present. Located in Ulster University
Text of the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement
British Prime Minister Tony Blair's address to the Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament) on November 26, 1998
How a typical Irish emigrant rose to a position of influence at the highest levels of US and Irish politics (includes accounts of the background of and the completion of the Good Friday Agreement)
Background and history of the Agreement from the perspective of a leading Unionist

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