Church leaders urge Stormont progress as Westminster deal edges closer

first_img Facebook Twitter A Westminster deal between the British Conservative Party and the DUP is thought to be edging closer, as efforts to restore the institutions at Stormont continue in Belfast.This morning, Ireland’s church leaders have written to all of the Northern parties, urging them to reach a deal on power sharing.Sinn Féin and the DUP have until Thursday to form an executive, and get the Assembly up and running. If that doesn’t happen, then the Northern Secretary James Brokenshire has indicated he implement direct rule from Westminister.The President of the Irish Council of Churches – Bishop John McDowell – says that should not happen.In a letter to all the parties, he and other church leaders say there needs to be an executive that works “for the common good”…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06mcdowell-alt-clip-ar.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is at Stormont today for discussions with all parties.Meanwhile, DUP Minister Arlene Foster is meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May in London today amidst reports that a deal which would see the DUP support a minority government is now close.Ms Foster says concluding a deal at Westminister would also help secure an agreement in Stormont……… Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp By News Highland – June 26, 2017 Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/07arlene.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Church leaders urge Stormont progress as Westminster deal edges closer Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Previous articleBono calls Leonard Cohen ‘an addiction’ as U2 cover his song ‘Suzanne’ in CanadaNext articleDonegal house prices are the second lowest in the state – REA News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+last_img read more