Northern Ireland: Anyone running the country? | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW


Late last month, hundreds of protesters attended rallies across Northern Ireland. Many held up homemade signs carrying the same message: “We Deserve Better.” The day marked an unwanted record for Northern Ireland — no country has gone longer without a government. The previous record was held by Belgium, which managed 589 days.

Under the terms of the peace agreement that effectively ended the Northern Irish conflict in 1998, power at Stormont, the Northern Ireland Assembly, is shared between nationalists and unionists. But a series of talks between former coalition partners, the Irish…



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