PM heads to Northern Ireland for discussions on restoring the devolved institutions

Wednesday July 31st, 2019

Devolution must be restored in Northern Ireland as soon as possible, the Prime Minister will say during a visit to Northern Ireland.s300_northern-ireland-office

Boris Johnson will meet the leaders of Northern Ireland’s five main political parties and hear from them on the progress of talks to restore the Northern Ireland Executive.

He will be joined by the new Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith who is representing the UK Government at the ongoing discussions.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:

“The people of Northern Ireland have now been without an Executive and Assembly for two years and six months – put simply this is much, much too long.

“Northern Ireland’s citizens need and deserve the Executive to get up and running again as soon as possible, so that locally-accountable politicians can take decisions on the issues that really matter to local people.

“I’m pleased to meet each of Northern Ireland’s party leaders today to stress that I am going to do everything in my power to make the ongoing talks to restore devolution a success.”

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