Direct domination of London ended in Northern Ireland when power was formally transferred to the new Northern Ireland Assembly, the North-South Council and the Anglo-Irish Council when the opening decisions of the Anglo-Irish Agreement came into force on 2 December 1999.    Article 4, paragraph 2 of the Anglo-Irish Agreement (the agreement between the British and Irish governments on the implementation of the Belfast Agreement) required both governments to inquire in writing about compliance with the terms of entry into force of the Anglo-Irish Agreement; The latter is expected to come into effect as soon as both notifications are received.  The British government has agreed to participate in a televised ceremony at Iveagh House in Dublin, the Irish Foreign Office. Peter Mandelson, Minister of Northern Ireland, participated in his participation in early December 2, 1999. He exchanged notifications with David Andrews, the Irish Foreign Secretary. Shortly after the ceremony, at 10:30 a.m., the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, signed the declaration of formal amendment of Articles 2 and 3 of the Irish Constitution. He then informed the D`il that the Anglo-Irish agreement had entered into force (including some endorsements to the Belfast Agreement).   As part of the agreement, it was proposed to rely on the existing Anglo-Irish inter-parliamentary body. Prior to the agreement, the body was composed only of parliamentarians from the British and Irish assemblies.
In 2001, as proposed by the agreement, it was extended to include parliamentarians of all members of the Anglo-Irish Council. “It is up to the Irish people alone, by mutual agreement between the two parties and without external hindrance, of their right to self-determination on the basis of consent, freely and at the same time given, north and south, to achieve a united Ireland, while accepting that this right be acquired and exercised with the agreement and approval of the majority of the people of Northern Ireland.” In the context of political violence during the riots, the agreement forced participants to find “exclusively democratic and peaceful means to resolve political differences.” Two aspects were taken into account: in order to achieve stability and better government in Northern Ireland, the agreement provides for three “strands”: 144.Northern Ireland is the beneficiary of two European Structural Funds; Interreg and peace programs. The peace programme aims to promote peace and stability in Northern Ireland and the border regions of Ireland. Funding has often been used for cross-border projects aimed at building good relations between communities. The Interreg programme allocates Eu-funds to projects aimed at solving problems arising from the existence of borders.351 2. The origins of the agreement can be traced back to the 1994 provisional IRA ceasefire, cooperation between London and Dublin, and increased US participation. The agreement called for the creation of an independent commission to review police rules in Northern Ireland, “including ways to promote broad community support” for these agreements. The UK government has also pledged to carry out a “large-scale review” of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland.
As part of the agreement, the British and Irish governments committed to holding referendums in Northern Ireland and the Republic on 22 May 1998. The referendum on Northern Ireland is expected to approve the deal reached at the multi-party talks. The Republic of Ireland`s referendum should approve the Anglo-Irish agreement and facilitate the modification of the Irish constitution in accordance with the agreement. Both points of view are “freely exercised and legitimate.”