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World Johnson hails N. Ireland's future after devolution restored

13:01  14 january  2020
13:01  14 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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After meeting them both, Johnson hailed Northern Ireland ' s politicians for having "put aside their differences, stepped up to the plate and shown leadership". He said Northern Ireland was "a place of fantastic potential", and that the UK government would work with Belfast to ensure this was delivered.

Boris Johnson hailed a 'very good day for Northern Ireland ' today after holding talks with Stormont' s newly-appointed leaders - amid claims the government will pump £2billion into the return of devolution . The PM praised politicians for 'stepping up to the plate' after he met DUP First Minister Arlene Foster

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised a "bright future" for Northern Ireland on Monday as he visited Belfast to mark the reopening of its power-sharing devolved government after a three-year hiatus.

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: Johnson, shown here with Varadkar, praise Northern Ireland's politicians for having © HO Johnson, shown here with Varadkar, praise Northern Ireland's politicians for having "put aside their differences, stepped up to the plate and shown leadership"

The British province has been run by officials since the two main parties, the pro-London Democratic Unionists (DUP) and the republican Sinn Fein, fell out in January 2017.

The power vacuum came at a critical time, as Northern Ireland faces uncertainty over its relationship with London and Dublin following Britain's looming exit from the European Union.

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Boris Johnson is in Northern Ireland to mark the return of devolution after three years of political Mr Johnson added: "Never mind the hand of history on my shoulder I see the hand of the future Mr Smith promised major investment to tackle problems in Northern Ireland ' s struggling public

Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar will meet the first and deputy first ministers in Belfast on Monday. "I look forward to meeting with the new executive and hearing about their plans for the future The return of devolution means the executive can now take decisions that had been stalled due to the

"Never mind the hand of history on my shoulder... I see the hand of the future beckoning us all forward," Johnson told reporters after meeting assembly members and visiting Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

"And I hope that with goodwill and compromise and hard work on all sides it will be a very bright future indeed."

Varadkar also hailed "what is a really good day for Ireland and for the United Kingdom".

At its reopening on Saturday, the assembly chose DUP leader Arlene Foster to be first minister and effective head of the government, while Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill was made her deputy.

After meeting them both, Johnson praised Northern Ireland's politicians for having "put aside their differences, stepped up to the plate and shown leadership".

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After three years of deadlock, NI Secretary Julian Smith and Irish tánaiste Simon Coveney published details of a draft deal to restore devolution on Thursday. The DUP and Sinn Féin supported the deal to restore Stormont' s political institutions. Mr Murphy, a Sinn Féin MLA

Boris Johnson hailed it a 'great step' for Northern Ireland while Sinn Fein leader said it will restore 'power-sharing'. Three years after power-sharing collapsed, Sinn Fein and the DUP signed a new deal to resurrect the Stormont assembly and executive.

He said his government would support the assembly politically and financially, with funds particularly directed to the health service, which has been hit by strikes.

Johnson did not confirm reports that London would be giving at least £2 billion (2.34 billion euros, $2.60 billion) to the province.

Brexit checks

Power-sharing was set up under the 1998 Good Friday agreement, which brought peace to Northern Ireland after decades of sectarian violence that killed thousands.

The devolved government collapsed in January 2017 over a scandal caused by the runaway costs of a renewable energy scheme championed by Foster.

After years of negotiations that led nowhere, the DUP and Sinn Fein last week approved an agreement drawn up by the British and Irish governments.

"The Good Friday Agreement is back up and running again with power-sharing here in Northern Ireland," said Varadkar.

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NORTHERN Ireland can enjoy a bright future with goodwill and compromise, Boris Johnson British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the 'wonderful' compromise at StormontCredit: PA Wire. The parties set aside their differences last week to seal a deal restoring the devolved institutions following

One factor in the breakthrough was the threat of elections if there was no deal.

In the UK-wide election last month, the DUP and Sinn Fein both lost votes to smaller parties, in part due to public frustration at the protracted stalemate.

The assembly will also have a future say over Brexit arrangements, which will see Northern Ireland take on a special trading status in order to avoid checks on its land border with EU member Ireland.

Johnson repeated Monday there was no need for checks on Northern Irish goods going to mainland Britain.

He said British goods going the other way would only be checked if they were destined for Ireland, and if London and Brussels failed to agree a comprehensive free trade deal later this year.

Varadkar said he hoped "to see a new trade deal in place as soon as possible," but did not go into specific of what promise to be complex and difficult talks.

Legacy issues

Although both sides have endorsed the new deal, some elements may still yet prove controversial, notably the issue of the legacy of Northern Ireland's past.

The accord includes a commitment to uphold a 2014 deal setting up a historical investigations unit to investigate deaths during the so-called Troubles.

Some in London are worried about prosecutions against British soldiers deployed to the region, and Johnson's Conservatives have promised to end "vexatious" legal claims against the armed forces.

In Belfast, Johnson said there was "a balance between giving people who are in search of the truth the confidence that they need" and in giving veterans "the confidence and certainty that they need".

Negotiations to revive Stormont had also been stuck on the use of the Irish language and a mechanism giving parties veto rights.

The deal would now give the Irish language official recognition and it eliminates the veto mechanism.

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