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Good Friday Agreement Advert

Northern Ireland is concerned about the UK`s continued Northern Ireland Protocol, which guarantees the free movement of goods across the border. The Loyalists followed a month later, and a new announcement, called A Time to Build, was launched. The Internal Market Act aims to ensure that goods from Northern Ireland continue to have free access to the UK market, while specifying that EU state aid rules – which will continue to apply in Northern Ireland – do not apply in the rest of the UK. In 1995, NIO ordered 11 more ads for $2 million. 2 It is generally accepted that the UK`s withdrawal from the European Union will have a negative impact on the Irish and Northern Irish economies, as well as on cross-border trade and relations between Ireland and Northern Ireland, particularly in certain sectors heavily dependent on trade, such as the agri-food sectors. However, if a general agreement has still not been reached between the political parties London, Brussels, Dublin and Northern Ireland on the status of the Irish border after Brexit, it is not only because of these potentially negative socio-economic effects. This is mainly due to the fact that the current soft border system is an integral part of a very complex constitutional and institutional order, created by the 1998 Good Friday Agreement (GFA) and ratified by two simultaneous referendums in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Therefore, it can rightly be argued that the reason the Irish border is so controversial today is because the GFA has not provided a real and consensual solution to the unwelcome question of the very status of the Irish border. Despite 20 years of peace and a 56% majority in Northern Ireland in favour of remaining in the EU, northern Ireland`s Unionist and Nationalist nationals still do not agree on what will happen to this border. In other words, if Brexit raises several problems and debates on the Irish border issue, it is not so much the consequence of Brexit itself as a symptom of the initial weaknesses of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA).

5 For all those who attempt to describe the Irish border as it is today, the exercise is very similar to the description of each European internal border. The Irish border sees and operates like any normal intra-European border through which goods, services, capital and population movements pass.2 Unlike other European borders, the current situation on the island of Ireland is not the only result of London and Dublin`s accession to the EEC/EU since 1973. It is first of all the result of a political compromise between the two Irish communities and between the two sovereign states anchored in the PMB. Until the 1998 peace settlement and even though the two sovereign states were members of the EEC/EU, the Irish border had remained very within other European borders. It became heavily policeted and militarized. The number of routes crossing the border was limited and hindered international human trafficking, as well as cross-border trade in goods, services and capital3. I remember that very well. Two guys walking in the summer sun, and for some unknown reason, one has a hurling medal in his pocket and the other a King Billy pin. This is to let you know what the William Hague is and it is the current Bun, although any good N.Irish person would be able to tell only by looking at it. David Lyle, an advertising director involved, thinks the ad had a huge impact. On Friday, April 10, 1998, at 5:30 p.m., an American politician named George Mitchell, who led the talks, said: “I am pleased to announce that the two governments and political parties in Northern Ireland have reached an agreement.”