News

Agreement between unionists and Sinn Féin to restore the government of Northern Ireland three years later

MADRID, 10 Jan. –

Sinn Féin announced Friday that he will be part of the Northern Ireland government after accepting the terms of an agreement already backed by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), ending a crisis that has extended three years.

The president of the party, Mary Lou McDonald, stressed that the formation has accepted the agreement published during the day on Thursday by the governments of the United Kingdom and Ireland, after nine months of talks, according to the Irish newspaper 'The Independent'.

Agreement between unionists and Sinn Féin to restore the government of Northern Ireland three years later
Agreement between unionists and Sinn Féin to restore the government of Northern Ireland three years later

“I think that sharing power can work, but that requires everyone to step forward,” he said, before advocating for “an inclusive executive,” as the British television network BBC has picked up.

During the day on Thursday, the leader of the DUP, Arlene Foster, stressed that the agreement contains “elements” that are “the product of long negotiations and that represent the result of commitments.”

The Norwegian Executive, one of the pillars of the 1998 Peace Accords, was broken in January 2017 with Sinn Féin's departure after arguing that his DUP partners were not treating them as equals.

The situation broke out when Irish nationalist Martin McGuiness resigned as senior vice minister following his disagreement with Foster regarding a controversial energy program.

Similar Posts