Power sharing in Northern Ireland may be on brink of collapse

DUP will accept ‘no conditions’ for the nomination of first minister as Arlene Foster is poised to officially step down at lunchtime today

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
14th June, 2021
Power sharing in Northern Ireland may be on brink of collapse
Arlene Foster will officially step down from her role as first minister at lunchtime today, starting a seven-day window within which a new first minister and deputy first minister must be approved to avoid early elections. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Power sharing in Northern Ireland may be on the brink of collapse again, as the DUP has said it will accept “no conditions” for the nomination of its first minister, while Sinn Fein has indicated Irish language legislation as a red line for continuing power sharing.

Paul Frew, who was nominated as economy minister by new DUP leader Edwin Poots last week, told the Business Post that any conditionality to approving the DUP...

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