‘We deserve better’: voices of the Good Friday generation

They grew up in the peace brokered 23 years ago but none would describe themselves as happy with Northern Ireland’s political situation now. Amanda Ferguson hears from eight people born in the year it all changed

Bethany Moore on The Peace Bridge in Derry. Photo by Stephen Hamilton/Press Eye

Amanda Ferguson

Good Friday 1998 was a day that changed the face of Northern Ireland. The agreement that created the power-sharing executive and ended decades of violence would have once seemed unthinkable. Nobody on either side of the Irish Sea will forget the wave of relief and hope that its announcement unleashed.