Proposed deal to restore devolved government in Northern Ireland; a letter from Northern Secretary Julian Smith to the speaker of the Stormont Assembly asking him to arrange an “urgent meeting” of the Northern Ireland Assembly tomorrow; Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Mr Smith address journalists outside Stormont in Belfast tonight
RTÉ’s Northern Correspondent Vincent Kearney tweetz:
“BREAKING: Irish + British governments Simon Coveney and Julian Smith say they believe they have basis for agreement to restore Stormont Assembly. Now up to Northern Ireland’s five main parties to say whether they back proposed deal.”
The 62-page proposed deal, entitled New Decade, New Approach, can be downloaded in full here.