Terms Of The Anglo Irish Agreement 1938

If one of the two governments concludes that the objectives of this agreement are not being met in some respects or that a change in circumstances would require a change in their terms, the other government will immediately begin consultations with the first government upon receipt of notification and both governments will do everything in their power to find a fair solution to this problem. In 1938 Chamberlain and de Valera were ready to negotiate. The Taoiseach came to its own delegation because of its position on the division in disputes. “The problem of division can only be solved with the agreement of the majority of the non-Catholic population of the North,” Finance Minister Seén MacEntee wrote on February 17, 1938 in de Valera. “It certainly cannot be solved by their coercion. So far, as a government, we have done nothing on our own to find a solution, but on the contrary, we have done and do certain things that have made the solution difficult. From the beginning of these talks, which began on 17 January 1938 in London, Chamberlain was prepared to cede irish ports and renounce Britain`s other rights under the 1921 Treaty. He also hinted that Britain would give up their rights to land pensions, but warned that there could be no sharing regime without the support of the majority in Northern Ireland. Contacts between the Irish and British governments continued after February 1987 as part of the formal structure of the IGC. Fears that violence in Northern Ireland would spread to Ireland as a result of closer Anglo-Irish cooperation following the agreement proved unfounded and the UUP decided to participate in new negotiations on Northern Ireland`s constitutional future in 1990/93. After the ceasefire was announced by republican and unionist forces in 1994, the UUP reluctantly joined talks with the British and Irish governments and other political parties in Northern Ireland. No agreement was reached by all parties prior to the Good Friday Agreement of April 1998, which created the Northern Ireland Assembly and new cross-border institutions. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain summarized the four possible areas of discussion during a debate on the Eire Act of May 5, 1938: “The first was the question of division; Second, defence; third, finances; and fourth, trade. Objections to the Sunningdale agreement of some parts of the Unionist community have focused on fears that the Council of Ireland could become a springboard to a united Ireland.

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