Theresa May gives the vacuum locked NI Assembly a miss on her pre Article 50 tour…

In a long report about Theresa May’s visit to Scotland to meet Nicola Sturgeon, RTE reports

British Prime Minister Theresa May will not visit Northern Ireland before the triggering of Article 50 on Wednesday. Mrs May had been expected to visit all of the devolved assemblies before formally notifying the European Union later this week of the UK’s plan to leave the bloc.

Note that Northern Ireland is already back in its customary second or third section of RTE’s flagship 6.01 News this evening.

NB Having devolution break also means nullifying our politician’s ability to influence and shape the future.

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