H.Res.555 - Expressing support for the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 as the blueprint for lasting peace in Northern Ireland.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] (Introduced 11/15/2005)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||11/15/2005 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.555 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/15/2005)
Reiterates the House of Representatives' support for the Good Friday Agreement as the blueprint for a lasting peace in Northern Ireland.
Commends: (1) the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair and the Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern for their leadership in seeing to a peaceful resolution in Northern Ireland; (2) the Sinn Fein leadership in successfully urging the Irish Republican Army (IRA) to end its armed struggle and put its weapons beyond use; and (3) the leadership of Sir Hugh S. Orde, Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) all groups and organizations should end their involvement in paramilitary activity; (2) all Northern Ireland political parties should agree to share power according to the democratic mandate of the Good Friday Agreement, commit to work in good faith with all the institutions of the Good Friday Agreement, and work toward participating with the Police Service of Northern Ireland; and (3) the government of the United Kingdom and the government of Ireland should work to fully implement the Good Friday Agreement.