— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) January 13, 2020
From left: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill Michelle O’Neill, DUP First Minister Arlene Foster Arlene Foster and UK NI Secrertary Julian Smith
Stormont, Northern Ireland.
Ahead of his meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar later today
Boris Johnson is preparing to hand over up to £2billion as part of a deal to get Northern Ireland’s power-sharing executive up and running, according to reports.
Sinn Fein and the DUP have finally agreed a deal which ends the three-year impasse but it has involved compromise on both sides and a huge financial settlement for the region.
Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith pledged major investment to alleviate problems in the region’s struggling public services.
A reminder as our political representatives meet with both the Boris Johnson & Leo Varadkar today – this ruling still stands & sets a dangerous legal precedent that reduces a fundamental provision of the Good Friday Agreement.
It needs fully addressed & remedied. https://t.co/xTkTLtM3B9
— Emma DeSouza (@EmmandJDeSouza) January 13, 2020
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