Ireland’s Good Friday Agreement – level 1

20-04-2018 07:00

From 1968 to 1998, a conflict happens in Northern Ireland. Some people want Northern Ireland to be a part of Britain. Some people want Northern Ireland to be a republic. The British leaders put in a government to help the situation.

It does not help. People join paramilitary groups. They fight against Britain. Around 3,500 people die.

In the 1990s, people see that the war must stop. They start to talk. The war stops on April 10, 1998, Good Friday.

Difficult words: conflict (a fight), government (the ‘bosses’ of a country), paramilitary (a group of people who are similar to soldiers).

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