Sinn Féin`s Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said the promise of the deal had not been kept. “The basis on which the Good Friday Agreement was built was to tackle the problems of Northern Ireland`s history, social and constitutional problems, as well as military problems that have not been solved for centuries.” “In recent months, weeks and days, the discussions in which the DUP has participated for the first time have accelerated towards a comprehensive agreement that would address all outstanding issues and fully implement the Good Friday Agreement.” – Gerry Adams – Tony Blair said he was repeating one of his most famous and often mocked quotes delivered before the Good Friday peace agreement. with a mixture of pride and embarrassment. “These are those who oppose the agreement and those who reject it. Opponents are finding another way to publicly present their total rejection of the Good Friday agreement. They don`t want a cabinet with Sinn Fein in it or sdlp in it. They do not want Chris Patten to create a new police department; They do not want the release of prisoners. All they want to continue are the old conceited struggles of the last 70 years that brought us to 1968 and 1969 and everything that has happened since then. Martin McGuinness, February 1999 “There was no end to paramilitarism, he did not see the promised political stability that heralded the agreement and we are here 20 years after the agreement without a government,” he said.
“The agreement reached in the peace talks in Northern Ireland paves the way for building a society based on lasting peace, justice and equality. The vision and commitment of the interlocutors made it possible to realize prayers for peace on both sides of the Atlantic and on both sides of the peace line. All the friends of Ireland and Northern Ireland know that the task of having made peace will be difficult. The road to peace is never easy. But the parties have taken courageous decisions. They chose the hope of hatred; The promise of the future over the poison of the past. And in doing so, they have already written a new chapter in their island`s rich history, a chapter of resolute courage that inspires us all. In the days to come, there may be those who will try to undermine this great achievement, not only with words, but perhaps also with force. All parties and all of us must stand shoulder to shoulder to face such a call. Bill Clinton, 1998 During the negotiations on the Withdrawal Agreement, some claimed that a hard border between NI and the Republic of Ireland would violate the Good Friday Agreement. .