Cross-Party Talks To Resume

Cross-party talks are due to resume at Stormont today, it is understood.

On Wednesday, Northern Ireland's main political parties held discussions until almost 10pm.

However, not much progress is thought to have been made on key issues such as the budget or welfare reform as the parties failed to resolve their differences.

There has been suggestions that today could be the last day of talks before the Christmas holidays, the BBC has said.

The Government has previously said that if there was no deal before Christmas, any potential progress in the new year would be unable to go ahead.


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