St Andrews Agreement

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(13 Oct. 2006)

A peace agreement negotiated between the British and Irish governments as well as the major political representatives, including Martin McGuinness from Sinn Féin, and Ian Paisley from the Democratic Unionist Party. The agreement aimed to resume the Northern Ireland peace process which had been stalled until 2005, when the IRA completed the destruction of its weapons. It provided for a resumption of Stormont and the construction of a government in which Paisley would, as First Minister, share power with Sinn Féin by 26 March 2007, following a referendum in Northern Ireland.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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