Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern revealed that work was already under way to heighten North-South co-operation in case all sides failed to agree to get a devolved government
in Northern Ireland up and running.
Follow that strategy, Mark, and you will deprive a whole community of devolved Government
Malcolm's achievements with Iceland, Dame Jocelyn's contribution to science, the legacy left by Sir Jon Shortridge in helping to create devolved government
for Wales, Bob's work in the property industry and John and Leonard's esteemed contributions to academia - they are all extremely worthy awardees.
THE coming weeks will test whether the Democratic Unionists are serious about preparing for devolved government
in Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness claimed last night.
As parties took part in a hectic round of meetings with Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Mr McGuinness emerged from the talks insisting Sinn Fein could not move on policing without the DUP agreeing to form a devolved government
featuring Sinn Fein.
Mr Hain said: "I believe the Independent Monitoring Commission makes a valuable contribution to the Northern Ireland political process in helping to promote the transition to a peaceful society and stable and inclusive devolved government
He added after the Downing Street meeting: "Ultimately the only stable basis of government is a devolved government
where power is being shared.
He does also acknowledge that it is unusual and undesirable for a devolved government
not to have the power to raise money.
Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will also attend the May 8 ceremony to inaugurate the devolved government
Once again we have been shown why a devolved government
is so important.
This is the growing self-righteous attitudes towards the public by councillors in the local government and the seeming limitation of devolved government
in its ability to correct this.
The Ulster Unionist leader served as the Economy Minister in the last devolved government
in Northern Ireland.
l May 5 - The British and Irish governments put forward new proposals aimed at restoring devolved government
We argued that any Welsh devolved government
would come to an agreement with the English health authorities to ensure that the access to the specialist hospitals could continue.
SECRETARY of State Peter Hain yesterday proposed a "bridge" towards the restoration of devolved government