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The speaker, here as the British government Security Minister in Northern Ireland, speaking just a week after the most horrendous act of barbarism was inflicted on the United States. Going beyond that. Some history of Ireland. The Belfast or Good Friday Agreement. The Equality Commission. Policing. The situation since the Good Friday Agreement was signed. The government committed to doing all that we can to ensure that the institutions set up under the agreement survive and develop. The IRA's agreement with the decommissioning commission. Links between Northern Ireland and Canada.