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Power-sharing deal in N. Ireland could come by end of week - UK Minister

Monday, July 03, 2017 - 00:56

Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary, James Brokenshire, said a deal to restore power sharing in the province could be achievable as early as this week. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Britain's Northern Ireland minister, James Brokenshire, said on Monday (July 3) he continued to believe a deal to restore a power-sharing government in the province was achievable and an executive could be formed as early as this week. Last week politicians in Northern Ireland, where a coalition between pro-British unionists and Irish nationalists collapsed in January, missed a deadline to reach an agreement. Brokenshire did not set a new timetable for a deal to be agreed but warned the government would step in if no deal was reached. "I continue to believe that a deal remains achievable and if agreement is reached I will bring forward legislation to enable an executive to be formed, possibly as early as this week," he told parliament.

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Power-sharing deal in N. Ireland could come by end of week - UK Minister

Monday, July 03, 2017 - 00:56