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20 February 2015
The Good Friday Agreement

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The Good Friday Agreement established three separate bodies to deal with the increasingly complex, overlapping relationships between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. The North-South Ministerial Council deals with the totality of relationships within the island of Ireland. The British-Irish Council provides a forum for the representatives of the London and Dublin governments, the devolved institutions in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh as well as the crown dependencies of the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man. Finally, the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference brings together the two governments to promote bi-lateral co-operation.
 

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Montage of Westminster and the Dáil David Trimble and Seamus Mallon meet the press after the North-South Ministerial Council Prime Minister Tony Blair shakes hands with Bairbre de Brún
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