Archive: Northern Ireland

Peter Hain is upbeat on devolution in Northern Ireland

Hain: NI assembly set to meet March deadline

Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain has "every expectation" the March deadline for the restoration of the province's assembly will be met.

  • Tony Blair has flown home early to boost Northern Ireland talks

    Blair flies back for NI talks

    Tony Blair ended his holiday early to try and boost devolution talks on Northern Ireland's future.

  • Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams is confident of breakthrough on policing

    NI policing agreement moves closer

    A formal consensus over policing in Northern Ireland has become a realistic possibility after Sinn Fein agreed to hold a special party conference on the issue next month.

  • Peter Hain denies wrondoing in appointing Northern Ireland victims champion

    Goldsmith to probe NI victims appointment

    The attorney general has confirmed he will hold an inquiry into the appointment of a victim's commissioner by Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain.

  • Northern Ireland bill says elections will take place in March 2007

    Date set for NI elections

    Elections will take place in Northern Ireland on March 7th next year, in preparation for a restoration of devolved powers three weeks later.

  • British and Irish governments set out timetable for restoring power-sharing

    NI assembly 'could be working by March'

    A devolved executive in Northern Ireland could be back up and running by next March if local politicians agree to a new timetable laid out by the British and Irish governments.

  • Northern Ireland politicians meet to discuss future of Stormont assembly

    Crunch talks on Northern Ireland begin

    Northern Ireland politicians are today meeting in Scotland for the first of three days of crunch talks about devolving power to the province.

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