DUBLIN (Reuters) – Clarity on Brexit could open the way for Northern Ireland’s feuding parties to engage in detailed talks aimed at reviving its power-sharing government, the deputy leader of the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Northern Ireland’s Sinn Fein deputy leader Michelle O’Neill outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London, Britain, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo The British-run region will have been without a devolved executive for three years in January, the latest deadline Britain’s Northern Ireland minister has set before deciding whether to call elections or give London more control. Attempts to break the deadlock have been complicated by difficult relations between Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party – Northern Ireland’s two largest parties – as well as the DUP’s role in propping up the British government in London and the impact of Britain’s exit from the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling to push legislation through the British parliament that will enact a last-minute Brexit deal and allow him to stick to the latest Oct. 31 deadline for Britain’s departure from the EU. While the DUP have said they will oppose the deal, complicating Johnson’s task, the… Read full this story
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