The agreement called for the creation of an independent commission to audit police rules in Northern Ireland, “including ways to promote broad community support” for these agreements. The UK government has also pledged to “carry out a comprehensive review” of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland. The Democratic Unionist Party developed from the Protestant Unionist Party, which was itself to emerge from the Ulster Protestant action movement. The DUP was founded on 30 September 1971 by Ian Paisley, chairman of the Protestant Unionist Party, and Desmond Boal, formerly of the Ulster Unionist Party. Paisley, a well-known Protestant fundamentalist cleric, was the founder and leader of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. He would lead both the DUP and the Free Presbyterian Church for the next 37 years, and his party and church would be closely linked. When the DUP was founded, Northern Ireland was in the midst of an ethnic-nationalist conflict known as the Troubles, which began in 1969 and was to continue for the next thirty years. The conflict began amid a campaign to end discrimination against the Catholic, Irish-nationalist minority by the Protestant/Unionist government and police.   This protest campaign was often violently opposed by unionists who saw it as an Irish Republican front. Paisley had led the Unionist opposition to the civil rights movement. The DUP was more radical or loyalist than the UUP, and its creation was probably due to the fear of the Ulster Protestant working class that the UUP would not give them enough comfort.  The preceding text deprives only four articles; It is this short text that is the legal agreement, but it incorporates the last agreement into its timetables.  From a technical point of view, this draft agreement can be distinguished as a multi-party agreement, unlike the Belfast Agreement itself.
 As part of the agreement, the British and Irish governments undertook to hold referendums in Northern Ireland and the Republic on 22 May 1998. The referendum in Northern Ireland is expected to approve the deal reached in the multi-party talks. The referendum in the Republic of Ireland is expected to approve the Anglo-Irish Agreement and facilitate the amendment of the Irish Constitution in accordance with the Agreement. The agreement was formally reached between the British and Irish governments and eight political parties in Northern Ireland, including Sinn Féin, the Ulster Unionist Party, the SDLP and the Alliance Party. The DUP was the only major political group to oppose it. However, the result was that, until 2017, Northern Ireland`s policy was again so sectarianly polarised that the inter-municipal cooperation at the heart of the Good Friday Agreement could no longer work. The immediate causes of the collapse of power-sharing were unionist opposition to the legal status of the native Irish language and the refusal of then-DUP Prime Minister Arlene Foster to resign due to a fuel subsidy scandal. . . .
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