Cutting deputies\' pay introduced for Northern Ireland

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
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