Newton Emerson: Dublin, London are circling each other in confusion and mistrust

Underused intergovernmental forum can help address Stormont’s deadlocked issues

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: positively and expansively infers the meeting can help London and Dublin work together to restore devolution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: positively and expansively infers the meeting can help London and Dublin work together to restore devolution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At last, the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference is to be convened.

Simon Coveney, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, announced it will meet in London on July 25th after a still-unexplained hiatus of 11 years.

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