All five of the main parties in Northern Ireland have come together to form the Stormont Executive.

The Assembly members re-entered the devolved government at Parliament Buildings following three years of political stalemate.

It comes after the Ulster Unionist Party confirmed it will take up a ministry in the Northern Ireland Executive.

After the landmark deal to restore devolution, Assembly members are sitting at Parliament Buildings in Belfast today, three years on from the acrimonious collapse of the powersharing institutions.

The DUP and Sinn Féin, the North’s two largest parties, have agreed to re-enter a mandatory coalition ministerial executive.

They have both signed up to a deal, tabled by the UK and Irish governments, that offered compromise resolutions to a range of long-standing disputes on issues such as the Irish language.

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