The lead singer for the Irish rock band U2 is expected to attend the 10th anniversary celebration of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland on Friday, April 11. He will be one of over 200 expected guests to attend. Ireland’s Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, former British premier Tony Blair, US Senator George Mitchell, Northern Ireland politician John Hume and Africa campaigner Bob Geldof are also expected to attend.
The Good Friday Agreement, signed in Belfast April 10, 1998, led to the creation of the administration between pro-British Unionists and pro-Irish Nationalists in Belfast.
Ahern has stated, “It is particularly appropriate that we honour Tony Blair, his achievements and his huge personal commitment to the cause of peace in Northern Ireland as we mark the 10th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.”