Dublin opposes reintroduction of Direct Rule

hollandia

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https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2018/0219/941725-varadkar-sinn-fein-stormont/

The Taoiseach has said that both he and the Tánaiste have reiterated to British Prime Minister Theresa May that the Government does not want direct rule in Northern Ireland.

Leo Varadkar spoke with Mrs May by phone following a meeting with Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald and Vice-President Michelle O'Neill.

In a statement this evening, Mr Varadkar said he emphasised the Government's "full commitment to the Good Friday Agreement, and its determination to secure the effective operation of all its institutions".

He said: "As co-guarantor to the agreement, the Government will continue to engage with the parties in Northern Ireland and the British Government to support the urgent formation of a new executive by the mandated political parties.

"The Government's firm position is that the Good Friday Agreement and subsequent Agreements must be implemented in full and ... the Government does not want to see the introduction of direct rule in Northern Ireland."
Dear Theresa,

Do you remember when you said you needed my help with those "ghastly Europeans?" Well, guess what? It only turns out that there are some outstanding commitments that need to be ironed out first. I mean, we'd be only too delighted to help out, for old times sake as much as for anything, but, y'know, it's gonna be totes difficult to demonstrate your bona fides, what with all these loose ends, and you just know how the Germans hate loose ends. Very tidy, the Germans. Anyway...let's do lunch next week, and let's see if we can scratch each other's backs.

Ciao

Leo...
 


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It would nearly make you feel sorry for Theresa.
But we did warn her when she decided to get in to bed with the DUP, we told her it would all end in tears....
 

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They don't have a choice to do anything but this given the DUP are now in a coalition with the Conservatives in Westminster.
 

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There is no main Party or government that wants to see a return of Direct Rule, but if the institutions fail then that’s the default position. There is no other way.
 

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Asked whether imposing direct rule on Northern Ireland from Westminster was the only option, Ms Bradley said: "The best and right thing for the people of Northern Ireland is that we get devolved government."

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-secretary-of-state-karen-bradley-powersharing-deal-is-still-possible-36611124.html
There is no main Party or government that wants to see a return of Direct Rule, but if the institutions fail then that’s the default position. There is no other way.
You two keep telling yourselves that. Senior hurling now, lads :)
 

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There is no main Party or government that wants to see a return of Direct Rule, but if the institutions fail then that’s the default position. There is no other way.
It will be interesting to see how it all works out.
 

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Never fear, Bertie has all the answers. Just don't point out how far behind the times he is.

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The DUP want Stormont up and running. They were prepared to set up a NI Executive in 2017 and had no “red lines”. SF crashed it.
A bit more jigory pokery fudging and we'll get there.

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A bit more jigory pokery fudging and we'll get there.

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Possibly. Every action causes a reaction and I’ve detected quite a reaction towards this ILA from the Unionist community. The handling of this by SF after 20 years of crashing it and insatiable SF demands, its something of a tipping point now that these institutions aren’t worth it. That’s not what the DUP want, but what their voters are moving toward.
 

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It's a throwback to the 70's and 80's with an Axis of Tories and Unionists shouting NO SURRENDER and NO DUBLIN ROLE. The fact is that the Good Friday Agreement legislates for London consulting Dublin on the administration of the North in the absence of an agreed, working Assembly. Varadkar is merely emphasising the responsibilities of London and the right that Dublin has to be consulted. The DUP and right wing Tories are now attempting to renege on this and are throwing out their usual insults and slogans to undermine and lean on the Irish government. Varadkar and Coveney quite rightly are having none of it and are merely reiterating the contents of the GFA. At a stroke the DUP/Tory coalition is trying to sweep away the rights of 850,000 Northern Nationalists and impose the worst sort of bigoted, colonial direct rule on the North. If they stay on this line we are heading for trouble big time. I also wouldn't be surprised one bit if in the next few days Loyalist paramilitaries, at the instigation of 'constitutional' Unionism, make a menacing, sabre rattling statement about 'Joint Authority' and threaten Dublin and Nationalists; this is how they have reacted to this in the past.
 

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It's a throwback to the 70's and 80's with an Axis of Tories and Unionists shouting NO SURRENDER and NO DUBLIN ROLE. The fact is that the Good Friday Agreement legislates for London consulting Dublin on the administration of the North in the absence of an agreed, working Assembly. Varadkar is merely emphasising the responsibilities of London and the right that Dublin has to be consulted. The DUP and right wing Tories are now attempting to renege on this and are throwing out their usual insults and slogans to undermine and lean on the Irish government. Varadkar and Coveney quite rightly are having none of it and are merely reiterating the contents of the GFA. At a stroke the DUP/Tory coalition is trying to sweep away the rights of 850,000 Northern Nationalists and impose the worst sort of bigoted, colonial direct rule on the North. If they stay on this line we are heading for trouble big time. I also wouldn't be surprised one bit if in the next few days Loyalist paramilitaries, at the instigation of 'constitutional' Unionism, make a menacing, sabre rattling statement about 'Joint Authority' and threaten Dublin and Nationalists; this is how they have reacted to this in the past.

Always with the negative waves, Moriarty, always with the negative ...
 

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The DUP want Stormont up and running. They were prepared to set up a NI Executive in 2017 and had no “red lines”. SF crashed it.
The DUP crashed it last week- and they will pay dearly for it-( no Stormont now in a United Ireland -)-
 

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Hopefully for the better. No administration since Jan 2017 for 1.8 million over a language that about 3500 speak regularly is bloody crazy stuff.

Think of the savings after yousins cost us half a billion knicker.
 


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