Stormont House Agreement Text
The agreement was ubiquitous and included a wide range of topics. The agreement exists and is part of the paradigm established by previous peace agreements signed between 1998 and 2007. After 11 weeks of talks in Stormont, the deal was reached with Northern Ireland`s political leaders, which offers a new approach to some of the toughest issues of northern Ireland`s past. It offers a new beginning and a much more hopeful future, but it will still need hard work to ensure that it keeps its promise. Some of these discrepancies were raised during the interviews between Richard Haass and Professor Meghan O`Sullivan. These discussions began in September 2013 and were interrupted without agreement on 31 December of the same year. An agreement on key issues that paves the way for a more prosperous, stable and secure future for Northern Ireland. The signing of the agreement was widely supported by the majority of Northern Ireland`s political parties, but not by the Ulster Unionist Party and external governments. However, the Northern Ireland trade union movement did not give much support to the agreement, which led a series of protests and public meetings against the agreement, and the majority of public service unions affiliated with the ICTU held a one-day strike on 13 March.  There have also been wide-ranging differences between representatives of the executive (particularly Sinn Féin) and the UK government. The Ministry of Finance was determined that Northern Ireland would adopt social reform and fined the executive for failing to do so. Within the executive, the parties were divided. While Sinn Féin had opposed the adoption of social reform, the Democratic Unionist Party had tried to do so, arguing that it was inevitable and that an omission from London would result in further fines.
One of the priority objectives of the Stormont House agreement, particularly from the point of view of the British government, was to resolve the welfare dispute and to adopt reforms. Implementation of the agreement was delayed due to differences in social reform and controversies over paramilitary activities.  The Justice Management Committee and scientists of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and the Transitional Justice Institute have developed a model implementation law on the management of previous elements of the agreement.  A group of civil society activists and academics adopted a set of gender principles for managing the legacy of the conflict in order to fill this gap in the agreement.  The agreement arrived after about 30 hours of ongoing discussions in the final phase. Prior to the agreement, the sense that the northern Ireland executive and assembly were at risk of collapse had strengthened.  The agreement obliges the parties to implement social reform in Northern Ireland on a similar basis to that implemented in Britain by the Welfare Reform Act 2012.