The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness
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Martin McGuinness on Northern Ireland's water crisis

The Northern Ireland Executive is to hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss why thousands of people have been left without water, many for more than a week.

Northern Ireland Water says 40,000 homes and businesses are now without mains supplies because of burst pipes and have warned that the disruption will continue for several days.

The Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, called the situation a 'grave crisis'.

  • 29 Dec 2010
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