Taoiseach says Unionists risk getting left behind
Published 04/02/2007 | 17:05
The Taoiseach has warned Unionists they'll be 'left behind' if they don't sign up to power-sharing.
Speaking after talks with the Northern Secretary in Cardiff this afternoon, Bertie Ahern said the North's executive must be in place on March 26 - otherwise the local Government structures will be dissolved.
In a clear reference to the DUP, Mr Ahern said there is no future in basing a political strategy on trying to delay - or prevent - devolution past that deadline.
Earlier, Peter Hain said Unionists have no excuse now for not joining a power-sharing Government with Republicans following Sinn Fein's decision to back the PSNI.