Power-sharing talks in the North collapse

British government called on to set a budget and start making policy decisions

15th February, 2018
DUP leader Arlene Foster has said that the restoration of power sharing at Stormont is "not possible at this time". No agreement was made to today which would allow the Northern Ireland executive assembly to get back up and running again. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Talks to restore the power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland have collapsed after the DUP said there was no prospect of a deal being done with Sinn Féin.

DUP leader Arlene Foster said that the British government should now move to set a budget and start making policy decisions, in effect calling for the return of direct rule of Northern Ireland from London.

The two main nationalist and unionist parties in the North have...

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