Decisions, decisions..

RTÉ reports that Sinn Féin are still discussing whether to call that Ard Comhairle meeting to discuss policing this weekend.. and, perhaps, MI5.. and the BBC’s Mark Devenport has heard whispers about the government’s suggestions on any eventual ministry. Meanwhile, with DUP MP William McCrea tapping his watch, the DUP’s Nigel Dodds has been emphasising that any target date, for devolving policing and justice, say May 2008, will only be a government-set target – the legislation from St Andrews doesn’t set it down as an enforceable deadline and the current mechanism requires everyone to agree on the timing.. whenever the conditions are right. Over to you, Gerry..

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