Green Party junior minister Trevor Sargent has announced his resignation
from the 26-County government.
A large car bomb exploded outside the court house in Newry city centre
A statement was issued today by the leadership of the INLA
(Irish National Liberation Army), which declared an end to its armed
struggle in October, on the issue of weapons held by the group.
The North’s political leaders have earned a high-profile trip to the
White House for St Patrick’s Day following the successful negotiation
of a deal on sectarian parades and local policing powers.
The 26-County Taoiseach Brian Cowen and British prime minister Gordon Brown
today launched a deal to implement the 2006 St Andrews Agreement.
The full text of the agreement announced today by the 26 County
Taoiseach Brian Cowen, the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the
First Minister Peter Robinson and the Deputy First Minister Martin
The DUP have said they have reached a basis for deal with which they can
move forward on the devolution of policing and justice.
Talks on the implementation of the 2006 St Andrews Agreement have ended
and the basis for a deal now exists, Sinn Fein said today.
British Direct Ruler Shaun Woodward has warned that efforts to reach a
deal on policing and justice in the north of Ireland are “on the edge”.
The DUP leader Peter Robinson is understood to be struggling to convince
his party to back a deal over the devolution of policing and justice and