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Deal or part deal at Stormont almost there

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams speaks o Theresa Villiers at Stormont yesterday as the talks move towards a conclusion. Picture by Justin Kernoghan
THE Stormont negotiations are finally expected to conclude today or tomorrow but it looks unlikely the agreement will be as comprehensive as first hoped. Sinn Féin and SDLP objections to the British government's attempted veto on the disclosure of official documents may yet scupper the legacy element of any deal. The proposed Westminster legislation on truth recovery allows exceptions to the release of information on "national security" grounds. Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness yesterday said agreement on dealing with the legacy of the Troubles remained the big sticking point in the [...]
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