Co-ordinated approach by governments

There is a growing sense of unity between the Irish and British Governments as they assess the current situation, and the way ahead. Evidence of that increasingly co-ordinated approach is the planned meeting in Downing Street on Tuesday – as the Irish Examiner reports, both the PSNI Chief Constable, Hugh Orde, and Garda Commissioner, Noel Conroy, will brief both Governments before Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Prime Minister Tony Blair compare notes on last week’s meetings.