An Outsider’s Attempt to Reconcile Northern Ireland’s Conflicting Communities in the Post-Troubles Era
Adnan Yaman

Two decades have passed since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and yet peace has not settled in Northern Ireland. It was not anticipated from the agreement that it would produce peace, but signing sides and the majority of the population who voted yes in the referendum knew that further efforts needed to be undertaken to have peace in the country. Even though NGOs and the civil society from all sides of the spectrum have been active in Northern Ireland to help people move beyond the Troubles’ mindset and reflexes, a political will to move beyond the conflict mentality is missing in Northern Ireland. There is an urgent need to have political parties as well as the British government executives to work together to address post-conflict era traumas and disorders in order to ensure a formidable reconciliation process to take place.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.15640/jgpc.v6n1a2