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Is the Irish government failing in it's role as guarantor of the GFA?

  • 08-10-2018 12:32pm
    Registered Users Posts: 8,229 ✭✭✭

    There is no executive operating at the moment. What bigger example of the guarantor's failure do you need?

    Both governments have failed to bring about the reforms and rights the process was supposed to have delivered.

    The Stormont House Agreement, Irish language Rights, Same sex marriage and abortion rights. Dealing with the past and the British/Unionist refusal to take part in it. The list goes on and Dublin sits meekly on the sidelines content to point the finger mainly at nationalists.

    Now I would contend that Dublin are unfortunately unable to doing anything about these except express their dissatisfaction with them . Dublin can't actually do anything of meaning here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,921 ✭✭✭✭blanch152

    The failure of the executive is down to the failure of the two main parties in the North to put bigotry aside and agree a government programme.

    Neither of them are suitable for government above a purely local level. It makes the dependence of the Conservatives on the DUP nauseating, and the prospect of SF sharing power in the South even more so.

    The two parties should be told to stop bickering like teenagers and get on with it.