The Irish and British governments say they have developed a roadmap to find progress in the stalled Northern Ireland peace process.
Speaking following talks at Government Buildings in Dublin this morning, the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, said they intend to intensify discussions with the Northern Parties following the local and European elections on June 11.
It is thought they will try to get the Northern Assembly up and running again by the autumn.
Mr Blair said that the current logjam is not just about decommissioning. He said it is about a genuine commtitment to show there is real intent to make violence and violent acts a thing of the past.