2013-12-31 09:02:59

Northern Ireland talks fail to reach agreement

(Vatican Radio) The final day of talks in Northern Ireland to forge an agreement on three issues which are continuing to cause tensions between Nationalists and Unionists were ended without an deal on Tuesday morning.

The 5-party talks were chaired by former U.S. diplomat Richard Haass, and aimed to settle differences over parades, flags and the legacy of “the Troubles”, the conflict in the province which killed around 3,500 people.

Haass said a working group of the five main political parties will now look for other ways to move the process forward, and said there is a good chance a deal could be reached.

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