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Adams and McGuinness to meet Taoiseach in Dublin

Sinn Fein leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness are due to hold talks with the Taoiseach in Dublin this evening.

The discussions are expected to focus on the planned transfer of policing and justice powers from the British Government to the power-sharing Executive at Stormont.

This May is the official target date for the devolution of these powers, but the DUP has been insisting that it will not sanction the move.

It says unionists still need more time to gain confidence in republican intentions before they will allow the Executive to take full responsibility for policing and justice.

Elsewhere, Mr Adams and Mr McGuinness are also expected to update Bertie Ahern on preparations for a major conference in Belfast aimed at attracting foreign investment to the North.

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