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Simon Coveney meets political representatives in wake of Lyra McKee murder

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O'Neill arrives at an Irish government residence in Belfast for a meeting with Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Picture by Liam McBurney/PA
Aoife Moore

TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney met political representatives in Belfast yesterday.

Simon Coveney travelled north to discuss the impasse in Stormont in light of the death of activist and journalist Lyra McKee.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O'Neill was seen entering an Irish government residence in Belfast for the meeting late yesterday afternoon.

A spokesman for the Alliance Party said: "Simon Coveney and Naomi Long have had a phone call this morning and will be speaking again later today.

"We are aware the tánaiste is travelling to Belfast for a series of private meetings."

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