The previous text contains only four articles; It is this short text that is the legal agreement, but it contains the latter agreement in its timetables.  Technically, this proposed agreement can be distinguished as a multi-party agreement, unlike the Belfast Agreement itself.  The agreement was approved by voters across the Island of Ireland in two referendums on 22 May 1998. In Northern Ireland, in the 1998 referendum on the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, voters were asked if they supported the multi-party agreement. In the Republic of Ireland, voters were asked whether they would allow the state to sign the agreement and authorize the necessary constitutional changes (nineteen constitutional amendments from Ireland) to facilitate it. The citizens of both countries had to approve the agreement to implement it. The Common Travel Area (CTA); The Irish territory of Comhlimistéar Taistil is an open border territory that includes the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. British overseas territories are not included. On the basis of agreements that are not legally binding, the internal borders of the CTA, if any, are subject to minimal controls and can normally be overtaken by British and Irish citizens whose identity documents are minimal, with some exceptions.   The continuation of the CTA implies cooperation between the British and Irish immigration authorities. The EU and the UK have agreed on continued funding for the PEACE programme.
The overall result of these problems was to undermine trade unionists` confidence in the agreement exploited by the anti-DUP agreement, which eventually overtook the pro-agreement Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) in the 2003 general elections. UUP had already resigned from the executive in 2002 following the Stormontgate scandal, in which three men were indicted for intelligence gathering. These charges were eventually dropped in 2005 because persecution was not “in the public interest.” Immediately afterwards, one of Sinn Féin`s members, Denis Donaldson, was unmasked as a British agent. These institutional provisions, established in these three areas of action, are defined in the agreement as “interdependent and interdependent”.