25 Years of the Good Friday Agreement
2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
25 years ago, in Belfast, the Good Friday Agreement was signed on 10 April 1998, bringing to an end three decades of violence, and establishing inclusive, democratic power sharing institutions.
The Agreement transformed relationships across these islands and gave us new ways to work together and understand one another – within Northern Ireland, East-West, and North South. This framework remains at the heart of how the Government of Ireland approaches its responsibilities as a co-guarantor of the Agreement.
On this 25th anniversary, we remain profoundly committed to peace and reconciliation and to fully realising the promise, values and vision of the Good Friday Agreement.
About the Good Friday Agreement
The Good Friday Agreement and its continuing impact.
[Pictured: Taoiseach Bertie Ahern (left), US Senator George Mitchell (centre) and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair (right) signing the agreement in Belfast on 10 April 1998]
A new beginning
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.
A new beginning | 25 years of the Good Friday Agreement in pictures.
The Reconciliation Fund
The Government of Ireland’s commitment to support peace and reconciliation.
Sharing Peace, Sharing Futures
The Government’s Good Friday Agreement 25th Anniversary cultural event in the Abbey Theatre on Sunday, 2 April 2023.
Events to mark the anniversary
A variety of events marking the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement will take place during 2023.
Our partners in peace
Peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland would not have been possible without the steadfast commitment and support of the international community.