Cutting deputies' pay introduced for Northern Ireland
The British government is to cut the pay of members of Northern Ireland’s parliament in its latest attempt to break a political deadlock
This has left the region with no government for almost 20 months, the minister for Northern Ireland said on Thursday.
The executive - a central plank of a 1998 peace deal that ended three decades of sectarian violence - has been frozen since Irish nationalists Sinn Fein pulled out in January 2017, saying they were not being treated as equal partners by the pro-British Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
Repeated attempts to break the deadlock have failed, but Northern Ireland minister Karen Bradley on Thursday told the British parliament that she would make a fresh push to restart talks in the coming weeks.Published: by Radio NewsHub