Governments move to soothe Northern jitters

‘IRA is not back in business,’ say British government sources

30th August, 2015
Britain’s Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers

British and Irish government officials are moving this weekend to calm the atmosphere in Stormont, following a week which convulsed the politics of the North and threatens the future of the power-sharing institutions.

A series of low-key contacts between the governments and the main Northern parties are believed to be taking place this weekend, while sources say the US government has also become engaged.

Nonetheless, the future of the Good Friday institutions hangs in the...

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