Power-sharing in the North to go ahead on May 8

Power will be devolved in the North on May 8 under a deal struck during historic talks by the Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams, the Democratic Unionist Party leader has revealed today.

Regular meetings will take place between the first minister and deputy first minister and there will be a programme of work set up between now and May 8, Dr Paisley said.

Sinn Féin and the DUP are to seek a meeting with Chancellor Gordon Brown to agree an economic package and they have asked Prime Minister Tony Blair to delay the introduction of water charges.

Mr Paisley said: "This meeting represents an important step on the road to the setting-up of a power-sharing executive in six weeks’ time."

More on this topic

More in this Section

Pilot loss of consciousness likely cause of fatal 2014 crash

Meath mother appeals for specialised wetsuit to help daughter with acquired brain injury

Jury to hear closing speeches in Denis O’Brien case next week

Pearse Street and Tara Street Dart stations to be closed this weekend


Live music review: Chvrches play a blinder at the Olympia

7 ways to manage toddler tantrums, according to an expert

Ask Audrey: 'I'm pretending to be from Monkstown, but I'm really just a wan from Turners Cross'

Six questions from a first-time viewer of MasterChef

More From The Irish Examiner