Stormont Deadline Moved To 29 June

Emergency legislation being presented to Westminster today, 21 April, will set a new deadline for the conclusion of Stormont talks.

The new deadline for the establishment of a power-sharing executive will now be 29 June, following the conclusion of the just announced UK snap election.
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The legislation is due to be debated at Westminster on Monday and is expected to become law within weeks.


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