13/01/2020

PM & Taoiseach To Visit Stormont

The Prime Minister and Taoiseach are set to visit Belfast to mark the restoration of devolved government to Northern Ireland.

A new powersharing Executive was formed by Stormont's five parties on Saturday 11 January.

Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar will visit the new Assembly on Monday to rubber stamp the new Executive and meet the first and deputy first ministers. They will also discuss priorities for law making and their agreed deal for extra local funding, the exact figure of which is not yet known.

Prime Minister Johnson welcomed the return to government after local parties agreed to the landmark 'New Decade, New Approach' deal tabled by the UK and Irish governments late last week.

"This is a great step forwards for the people of Northern Ireland and for restoring public confidence in stable devolved Government and delivering much needed reforms to public services," Mr Johnston tweeted.



(JG/CM)

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