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Old 05-02-2013, 02:07 AM   #168
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Lightbulb Good Friday Agreement

The Good Friday Agreement or Belfast Agreement (Irish: Comhaontú Bhéal Feirste or Comhaontú Aoine an Chéasta; Ulster-Scots: Bilfawst Greeance or Guid Friday Greeance) was a major political development in the Northern Ireland peace process of the 1990s. The present constitutional status of Northern Ireland as part of the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland's devolved system of government are based on the Agreement. The Agreement also created a number of institutions between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom..

As part of the Agreement, the British parliament repealed Government of Ireland Act 1920 (which had established Northern Ireland and partitioned Ireland) and the People of Ireland amended Articles 2 and 3 of the Constitution of Ireland, which asserted a territorial claim over Northern Ireland...

On 27 November 1975, McWhirter was assassinated by two IRA volunteers, Harry Duggan and Hugh Doherty, both of whom were members of what became known as the Balcombe Street Gang, the group for whose capture McWhirter had offered the reward. He was shot at close range in the head and chest outside his home in north London and was taken to Chase Farm Hospital, but died soon after being admitted. His killers were captured and charged with his and nine other murders. They were sentenced to life imprisonment but freed in 1998 under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Duggan said later, 'McWhirter thought he lived in Texas. He put a bounty on our heads. He asked to be killed'...

Do you know what Hell really is, Thomas? It's not lakes of burning oil or chains of ice.. It's being removed from God's sight, having His Word taken from you. It's hard to believe,so hard, I know that better than anyone...
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