6 months Britain, Ireland revive talks on ‘power-sharing’ Manilatimes |World
BELFAST: Britain and Ireland on Friday announced new talks to revive Northern Ireland’s devolved power-sharing institutions on May 7, with the killing of a journalist by republican paramilitaries putting new impetus for a breakthrough. Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, has been without its semi-autonomous government since January 2017 following a breakdown in trust between its main parties. In a rare joint statement, politicians from Northern Ireland’s six biggest parties united to condemn the killing of 29-year-old Lyra McKee, shot dead on April 18 while reporting on riots in the second city of Londonderry, also known as Derry. Her ... more