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10/10/2017

Brokenshire: Some Progress Made On Talks But Still No Deal

The two main political parties in Northern Ireland have made some progress on aspects of language and culture in talks to restore a power-sharing government, according to the Secretary of State.

James Brokenshire said the DUP and Sinn Féin had not reached a deal yet and "clear differences remain".

He also reiterated his warning that the timeframe of the talks "is not definite".
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In a written parliamentary statement he said: "I have urged the parties to focus their remaining efforts and energies on closing the outstanding gaps swiftly to find a resolution which will pave the way for the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland.

"With the right spirit of compromise this can be achieved and now is the time to come together and reach agreement."

(CD/JP)

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