Expected (Northern Ireland): Devolution

The Northern Ireland Assembly elected on Wednesday 7 March 2007 is expected to acquire devolved legislative powers on Tuesday 8 May 2007, with a "power sharing" executive.

The UK government had offered financial inducements for devolution including the possibility of a delay in the introduction of water charges for households. The Belfast Telegraph reports that the introduction of the charges has been postponed at least to the putative devolution date.

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