UK political crisis mounts with possibility Stormont talks will be delayed till after #GE17
UK political stability increasingly undermined by cosntitutional crisis
ATTEMPTS to form a government in Northern Ireland may be delayed until after the UK General Election on 8 June.
Stormont parties are expected to meet to discuss the possible delay after a call from the SDLP.
Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire has extended the deadline for talks to form a power sharing executive until 29 June, after weeks of stalemate between the Republican party Sinn Fein and the main unionist party the DUP.
In the spotlight: The collapse of power sharing in Northern Ireland
Dangerous times in Northern Ireland as scandal and ill-feeling finally pull down a decade of power sharing
THE RESIGNATION of Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness over the so called ‘cash for ash’ scandal has thrown the Stormont’s power sharing government into crisis, and the future of NI into doubt.
Northern Ireland secretary intervenes as DUP chief Peter Robinson resigns from government
Minister says the situation in Northern Irish politics has become "very serious"
NORTHERN IRELAND secretary Theresa Villiers has intervened into the worsening crisis in Stormont's power sharing executive in a bid to bring about fresh talks with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
The intervention comes after Peter Robinson, leader of the DUP and Northern Ireland First Minister stood aside over revelations by the PSNI that it is investigating IRA members over the execution of a former IRA man, allegedly in revenge for the killing of an IRA commander.