Past in Perspective

There are two traditions in Northern Ireland. There are two main religious denominations. But there is only one true moral denomination. And it wants peace. 

– David Tremble


Northern Ireland has been a troublesome area for the United Kingdom. Irish Civil War which was fought during the 1920’s, led to the formation of Irish Free State. Later, Northern Ireland was formed. Against this backdrop, the Sunningdale Agreement was signed on 9th of December in 1973. It was a revolutionary agreement as it negotiated the terms of power sharing between Northern Ireland Executive and the Council of Ireland. It was signed at  the Sunningdale Park, hence the name. Although revolutionary in nature, the council’s power were limited to “tourism, conversation and aspects of animal health”. The agreement was dissolved in 1974.


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