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2009-08-19 07:19:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Lagan, a provider of enterprise case management solutions that streamline the delivery of public services to constituents, today announced Lagan Mobile, a new application that will extend the functionality of Lagan Human Services to case workers in the field. A majority of case work is currently conducted outside of the office -- at hospitals, the client's residence, or in courts. Lagan Mobile will help human services agencies reduce costs and improve...

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Anonymous Northern Ireland's new environment minister Sammy Wilson looks set for a stormy relationship with green groups as a critic of an independent environment agency. The Democratic Unionist MLA for East Antrim takes over from Arlene Foster, who leaves the Department of the Environment (DoE) embroiled in controversy. Last month, Foster rejected plans for an independent agency to replace the Environment and Heritage Service (EHS), preferring to keep the function in her department...

2006-05-15 07:10:03

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's regional parliament creaked into life for the first time in nearly four years on Monday as political enemies strove to overcome decades of mistrust and agree to share power. Progress is expected to be slow and few expect agreement before a November deadline, if at all. Assembly members gathered only briefly before the meeting was adjourned for a garden party given by Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain. They...

2006-05-15 05:33:11

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's regional parliament met for the first time in nearly four years on Monday as political enemies strove to overcome decades of mistrust and agree on how to share power. Progress is expected to be slow. Assembly members will gather only briefly in the morning before the meeting is adjourned, then politicians are due to attend a garden party given by Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain later. They have six weeks to...

2006-05-15 05:01:58

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's regional parliament will meet for the first time in nearly four years on Monday as political enemies strive to overcome decades of hatred and mistrust to forge agreement on sharing power. Progress is expected to be slow. Assembly members will gather only briefly in the morning before the meeting is adjourned -- politicians are due at a garden party hosted by Northern Ireland's Secretary of State in the afternoon. They have...

2006-05-11 09:52:19

By Paul Holmes and Jodie Ginsberg BELFAST (Reuters) - Gerry Adams stood on the steps of Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland parliament, and surveyed the sweeping driveway that looks down on the tiny workers' houses so typical of Belfast. For four decades until 1972, when Britain abolished the parliament at the height of the province's sectarian conflict, Stormont was home to governments led by Protestants committed to keeping Northern Ireland part of Britain. "They must all be...

2006-05-10 10:09:22

By Jodie Ginsberg and Paul Holmes BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's main Catholic republican party will nominate Protestant hard-liner and staunch political opponent Ian Paisley to lead the province's local government, its President Gerry Adams said on Wednesday. The move to propose Paisley, an outspoken critic of Catholic republicanism through decades of sectarian violence, follows a fresh bid by London and Dublin to revive the Belfast assembly and persuade Paisley to share...

2006-05-10 06:26:56

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's main Catholic republican party will nominate Protestant hard-liner and staunch political opponent Ian Paisley to lead the province's local government, its President Gerry Adams said on Wednesday. The move to propose Paisley, an outspoken critic of Catholic republicanism through decades of sectarian violence, follows a fresh bid by London and Dublin to revive the assembly and persuade Paisley to share power with his rivals in Sinn Fein. Adams...

2006-04-06 17:51:22

By Paul Hoskins ARMAGH (Reuters) - Britain and Ireland set a November deadline on Thursday for restoring Northern Ireland's regional administration in a final push to persuade the province's feuding politicians to share power. "The moment has come as we always knew it would for the ultimate decision," British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a news conference near the border with the Republic of Ireland. Blair and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern unveiled plans to recall the Belfast...


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