Tánaiste launches digital exhibition marking 25 years of the Good Friday Agreement
Press release22 May 2023
The Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD has launched a new virtual exhibition that marks the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. The exhibition tells the story of the Agreement and of the long road to peace on this island.
The Tánaiste said: “Thanks to the Good Friday Agreement, signed on 10 April 1998, an entire generation on the island of Ireland has grown up free from the shadow of violence.
“The Agreement allowed us to reimagine how we thought of ourselves, and of each other. It transformed how the world saw our island and its potential.
“Together, we have achieved things that previous generations would have thought impossible: from paramilitary decommissioning, to reformed policing, to an entire infrastructure for political engagement and cooperation East-West, North-South and within Northern Ireland.
“For many, this is an ‘imperfect peace’. Much work remains for us to truly fulfil the vision and values of the Agreement that was signed in Belfast, and to make sure that all communities and all traditions can fully reap the benefits of peace. As a co-guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement, the Irish Government remains profoundly committed to the ongoing journey of peace and reconciliation on and between these islands.”
The exhibition is available to view at: 25 Years of the Good Friday Agreement | Ireland - this is Ireland.