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Students to discuss 10th Anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

22 April, 2008

Students of the University of Ulster campus in Magee, Derry, will be gathering in the university, this Thursday 24th April, to discuss '10 Years Since the Good Friday Agreement'.

The event, beginning at 6.30pm in Room NV007, will see representatives of all the major parties involved in the negotiations, as well as local academics, discussing the Agreement, and the change of the last ten years.

Those attending the event include Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson, Cllr. Colm Eastwood of the SDLP, Leslie Mitchell of the PUP and representatives of the Alliance party, the UUP and the DUP.

Issues of student fees, education and the on-going Political Protocol issue in the University of Ulster are just some of the topics some students have said must be up for discussion.

Chairperson of the Sinn Féin society in the University, Jack Murray commented:

"This debate should prove a healthy forum for students to air their views to all the main political parties. I think it is a healthy sign to see an event like this happening 10 years on from the Agreement."

He also passed comment in relation to the University's Political Protocol. He said:

"I would ask the University to look at their Protocol, and recognise that this type of event shows how society has changed in the north. They need to move with that change." ENDS

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