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Background to the Good Friday Agreement

Background to the Good Friday Agreement
Key Info
  • Background to the Good Friday Agreement
  • Duration: 04:13
  • Even a few weeks before the Good Friday Agreement was signed the prospects for such a deal seemed grim. However, this report indicates that despite the entrenched positions there were great pressure working on the leaders of all of the parties and groups in Northern Ireland, not lest from the USA. The political will gradually emerged to make compromises, with all sides having to give up ideas that they were deeply attached to. This footage was first published as part of Panorama Archive: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Northern Ireland in the 20th Century

  • Keywords: IRA, republican, loyalist, unionist, nationalist, Hume, Aherne, Adams, Trimble, Sinn Fein, Martin McGuiness, Panorama, SDLP
Ideas for use in class
  • Imagine you were watching this clip and you did not know that the Agreement followed soon after. Would your prediction be that the parties could or could not reach an agreement?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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