Stormont crisis avoided after language deal

Published on June 17, 2021 - Duration: 00:52s

Stormont crisis avoided after language deal

A power-sharing crisis in Northern Ireland appears to have been averted after a late night deal over Irish language laws paved the way for Stormont leaders to be appointed.A post-midnight announcement by the UK Government committing to pass the stalled laws at Westminster in the autumn, if they are not moved at the Stormont Assembly in the interim, was enough to convince Sinn Fein to drop its threat not to nominate a deputy First Minister as joint head of the devolved executive.The development came after a night of intensive talks involving Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis and DUP and Sinn Fein delegations in Belfast.


You are here


💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions


Northern Ireland

Part of the United Kingdom situated on the island of Ireland
Tottenham are drawn against Northern Irish team Larne or Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira in the inaugural Europa Conference League play-offs.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 2 days ago

Infection rates have continued to rise across England, Wales and Northern Ireland - but dropped in Scotland, according to the latest estimates.
Credit: Sky News - Published 5 days ago




Ireland

Island in the North Atlantic
Watch highlights as goals from Great Britain's Susannah Townsend and Hannah Martin secure a 2-0 victory over Ireland to book their place in the quarter-finals at..
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 4 days ago

The UK and Ireland are among five nations most likely to survive a collapse of global civilisation, researchers have said.
1 week ago • Sky News
Ireland could offer coronavirus vaccines to adolescents aged 12-15 as early as next month after opening its programme to 16 and 17-year olds on Tuesday.
1 week ago • Sky News


You might like