Why Do We Have the Assembly?
What events play a part in the story of Northern Ireland and the?
Thewas set up after the was reached on Good Friday, 10 April 1998. This is also known as the . It was the result of talks between in Northern Ireland and the of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The talks aimed to find a way of endingof the previous 30 years and to make sure that the different communities could have their say on how Northern Ireland would be governed in the future.
Because of 'The Troubles' it was agreed that Northern Ireland should have a special type of government, called. Political parties representing different sections of the community share the power to make decisions about Northern Ireland. For example, the positions of are shared between the largest and parties.
Explore the timeline to find out why the Northern Ireland Assembly was set up in 1998.