Legacy issues logjam delaying Stormont talks deal

Talks aimed at resolving the political deadlock at Stormont will resume on Monday. Picture by Mal McCann
THE Stormont talks are unlikely to yield any agreement until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, with legacy issues identified as the main blockage. It seems expectation of any deal yesterday was misplaced, though the two governments have indicated that they will remain in touch over the weekend and resume negotiations on Monday morning. Sinn Féin said last night an impasse over how much information the British government will disclose on its role in the Troubles is holding up a conclusion. It is understood the basis of a broad agreement has been reached between Sinn Féin[...]

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