Martin McGuinness has fired another shot over Peter Robinson’s boughs. Following a meeting in Offaly with Taoiseach Brian Cowen the deputy First Minister said:
“The Taoiseach and I agreed that there can be no pre-conditions on the transfer of policing and justice powers. What is required is a date to be agreed prior to Christmas for the transfer to take place and to take effect early in the New Year. “
Responding to Peter Robinson’s demands for a re-configuring of the workings of the institutions Mr. McGuinness expressed his concerns at what he describes as “the failure on the part of the DUP to embrace equality, partnership and power-sharing arrangements.”
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