Saturday January 18, 2020

After three-year void, a welcome breakthrough

The Sinn Féin/DUP agreement paves the way for power-sharing

12th January, 2020
Arlene Foster brought her DUP party back into Stormont yesterday Pic: Getty

It is scarcely credible that Stormont has been dormant for the past three years. While Brexit posed the most serious threat to the economy and citizenship rights in the North, there was no voice from the Northern Assembly.

But, after nine months of talks, Sinn Féin and the DUP have finally reached agreement on sharing power together again. The power-sharing government will see the SDLP, the Ulster Unionist Party and the Alliance Party playing a...

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