POLICING DEVOLUTION A MATTER OF TIME SAYS ADAMS 02/11/08 12:17 EST Devolution of policing and justice to Northern Ireland is only a matter of time, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams said today. Mr. Adams also said it was ironic that the DUP was resisting the transfer from Westminster this May after unionists contributed to the collapse of Stormont more than 30 years ago over the removal of security responsibilities. Earlier today, DUP First Minister Ian Paisley insisted there was insufficient community confidence in Sinn Fein`s commitment to the rule of law to hand over policing and courts matters. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Taoiseach Bertie Ahern endorsed the shift at the weekend. "There is no principle involved here - the DUP has agreed with the broad principles of all of these matters, it is only a matter of timing," Mr Adams said. Many unionists have called for the IRA`s ruling council to go to help build confidence ahead of the handing over of security responsibilities. Mr Paisley has maintained that his party would not be forced by the British and Irish premiers and demanded talks with Mr Brown.