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'Northern Ireland has moved on' - Fintan O'Toole on 25th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement

April marks 25 years since the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement was reached, ending the Troubles and establishing a new political arrangement on the island of Ireland.

But today the institutions that were set up back in 1998 are in crisis.

Irish Times columnist Fintan O'Toole talks to Hugh Linehan about the significance of the Agreement:

  • The events that led up to the deal and the role of John Hume
  • The impact of the Agreement on the evolution of Sinn Féin
  • How Brexit trampled on the ideas underpinning the Agreement
  • The future of the powersharing institutions and how Northern Ireland has moved on

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