The previous text contains only four articles; it is this short text that is the legal agreement, but it includes in its timetables this last agreement.  Technically, this envisaged agreement can be distinguished as a multi-party agreement as opposed to the Belfast Agreement itself.  The peace process in Northern Ireland is often seen as covering the events that led to the 1994 Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) ceasefire, the end of the most dreadful violence of the riots, the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and subsequent political developments.  In these anti-political times, it is useful to remember the positive role that political actors and these theatrical skills can play in peacemaking. The Good Friday Agreement is a multi-level and interlocking document consisting of a political agreement between the political parties in Northern Ireland and an international treaty between the British and Irish governments.