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Tuesday, 8 May, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 8 May 07, 05:08 PM

group_203.jpgLiz MacKean will be presenting from Stormont and Jeremy Paxman will be in London.


On what can be described as a truly historic day, power has been returned to the devolved Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont, ending five years of direct rule from Westminster.

The Democratic Unionist, Ian Paisley, has become first minister; his deputy is Martin McGuinness from Sinn Fein.

Liz MacKean has been following the day’s momentous events and will be asking the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein if they really can work together.

And who exactly were the winners and the losers from the 40 years of the Troubles? We'll be debating that with Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain and other senior figures.


Our Political Editor, Michael Crick, will have the latest on the Scottish elections voting fiasco, Gordon Brown's cabinet re-shuffle rumours and the Home Office shake-up tomorrow.


Residents in the Algarve have continued to help the police search for the missing British three-year-old, Madeleine McCann. We'll have the latest.


Now that Sarkozy is president-elect of France, what are the challenges ahead for him? Allan Little reports from Paris on the man described as the next Gallic Thatcher.

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