Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The head of the Northern Ireland Office, which is the department of the British government responsible for the administration of devolution of power from the central government to the Northern Irish regional government. He/she oversees national security, elections, and similar matters in Northern Ireland. The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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The talks will focus on paramilitary activity and welfare reform, but without an agreement the future of the power-sharing administration is in jeopardy, Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers added.
The 60ins by 48ins portrait commemorates the former Redcar MP's efforts to bring peace to Northern Ireland during her days as Northern Ireland Secretary.
Summary: Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has told the House of Commons the Government will do "whatever we can" to help bring prison officer David Black's killers to justice.
The emails also went to shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Vernon Coaker and shadow minister Baroness Angela Smith.
The Northern Ireland Secretary said there are 42million Irish-Americans and the US "wants to put its money where their hearts truly rest".
He was at a conference in University College Dublin organised by the Institute of British Irish Studies, with Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward, which forms part of a series of events to mark the historic anniversary.
There is "no question" of Northern Ireland ever going back to the violence of the past, Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward said yesterday.
Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward said: "I am delighted to welcome Her Majesty and His Royal Highness to Hillsborough Castle at the start of a visit that is an enormously significant and historic occasion for everyone.
Others guarded include Foreign Secretary David Miliband, Defence Secretary Des Browne and Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward.
The Northern Ireland Secretary and Neath MP is among six candidates hoping to replace the outgoing John Prescott in the role.
The Christian Institute is taking the Northern Ireland Secretary to court on the grounds that the regulations "trample on religious rights" and "almost appear to establish a right for homosexuals not to be disagreed with.
The Northern Ireland Secretary urged Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionists to keep their eyes on the big picture of what could be achieved over the coming months.
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