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18/10/2017

New Deadline Set To Restore Power-Sharing In NI

Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said political parties have until the end of October to reach an agreement to restore power-sharing in NI.

He said progress had been made between the DUP and Sinn Fein, however they have failed rot reach an agreement on culture and language issues.
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Mr Brokenshire said: "A breakthrough has not been reached. Whilst if I had given evidence to this committee last week, I might have indicated some momentum, some more positive progress, that momentum stalled at the end of last week.

"The prospects do not look positive at this time."

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