Irish Foreign Minister To Meet Secretary Of State Next Week

Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney is to meet with the new Secretary of State next week to discuss power-sharing in Northern Ireland,

Simon Coveney, who flew into London from the Middle East, met with Karen Bradley on Friday, 12 January, and said talks had been "very good".
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He also said "significant challenges" remained, however he said he would like to restore a devolved government.

NI has been without an Executive since January 2017.


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