Sinn Fein Ends Its Boycott of Police in Northern Ireland; Agreement: Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams Yesterday
Byline: JANE MERRICK
NORTHERN Ireland moved a step closer to power-sharing last night afterSinn Fein ended its 86-year boycott of policing in the province.
Members voted to support the Police Service of Northern Ireland - overcomingone of the final hurdles to restoring the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Tony Blair hailed the move as historic and said Sinn Fein had shown'leadership' by abandoning its long-held opposition to the police.
The vote was a boost for the Prime Minister who is desperately trying tosalvage something positive for his legacy.
It paved the way for elections on March 7, ahead of a planned restoration ofthe Stormont …
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Publication information: Article title: Sinn Fein Ends Its Boycott of Police in Northern Ireland; Agreement: Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams Yesterday. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: January 29, 2007. Page number: 2. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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