Northern Ireland

Devolved leaders set to hold talks on constitutional change

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness Image copyright PAcemaker
Image caption Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness are to hold talks with their counterparts in Scotland and Wales

The leaders of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are to meet to discuss constitutional change following the Scottish independence referendum.

The trilateral meeting to discuss the way the nations of the UK are governed will take place "in the coming weeks".

The meeting was announced by Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness

It was arranged after talks at Gleneagles in Scotland on Friday.

In a joint statement, Mr Robinson and Mr McGuinness said: "Following discussions on Friday, we have agreed to meet with the first minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond and the first minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones to identify what issues need to be addressed and how best to do so.

"There is a need for a new conversation with all the devolved institutions around the table.

"Through collaboration we will be better placed to work in a manner which benefits all our people."

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