SINN Féin's Michelle O'Neill has said it would be unacceptable for a group of Tory and DUP MPs to decide where public funds are to be spent in the north. Ms O'Neill insisted that only a restored Stormont executive can allocate the £1 billion secured by the DUP as part of a 'confidence and supply' deal to support Theresa May's government. Her comments come amid uncertainty about the role of the so-called consultative committee referenced in last month's agreement between the two parties.
THE National Crime Agency (NCA) has been urged to state whether its probe into the sale of Project Eagle is likely to result in prosecutions. The UK-wide force has been investigating the sale of Nama's Northern Ireland portfolio for two years but has said nothing publicly since it updated the Policing Board nine months ago. In October last year, NCA director general Lynne Owens told the Policing Board that six people were under criminal investigation in relation to the controversial £1.24bn deal.
TALKS aimed at restoring power-sharing took a dramatic twist last night after the Dublin government was accused of “meddling in matters” at Stormont by backing calls for a standalone Irish language act. With negotiations down to the wire ahead of today’s deadline the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that separate protections for Irish – rather than legislation encompassing Ulster Scots – were its “consistent position”. An Irish language act has been a key sticking point of the talks.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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