N Ire­land tur­moil

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

LON­DON: The fu­ture of North­ern Ire­land’s power-shar­ing gov­ern­ment has been cast in doubt af­ter Martin McGuin­ness re­signed on Mon­day as the re­gion’s deputy first min­is­ter in protest over the han­dling of a re­new­able-en­ergy project.

The move by McGuin­ness, a tow­er­ing fig­ure in the Sinn Fein party and the deputy first min­is­ter for nearly 10 years, may trig­ger fresh elec­tions in the re­gion.

Shar­ing power has been cen­tral to a frag­ile peace in North­ern Ire­land, where Ir­ish na­tion­al­ists op­posed to Bri­tish rule bat­tled union­ists who wanted to keep the re­gion part of the UK. Wash­ing­ton Post

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