Sunday, January 31, 2010

Trying To Save The Northern Ireland Peace Process

Security guards outside the Stormont parliament building in Belfast. Photo AFP

'Second Chance' For Northern Ireland Devolution Hangs In Balance -- Belfast Telegraph

The promise of a ‘second chance’ for Stormont hangs in the balance today as the parties attempt to finalise a deal and complete devolution.

After the most intense negotiations in their history, the DUP and Sinn Fein appear close to agreement which, with the transfer of control over policing, prisons and the courts, will finish the constitutional jigsaw started with the Good Friday Agreement 12 years ago.

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More News On Northern Ireland's Efforts To Save The Peace Process

Northern Ireland: hopes high for deal to save power-sharing assembly -- The Telegraph
High hopes of deal as North talks continue -- Irish Times
McGuinness hopeful on N. Ireland policing deal -- AFP
Policing and justice talks progress made - McGuinness -- BBC
'Advancement' on NI talks, says DUP -- BBC
'Gap narrows' between DUP and Sinn Féin on sixth day of talks -- The Guardian

My Comment: They will reach an agreement in the next few days. The reason why is simple .... they have no choice. With the exception of a few Catholic/Protestant extremists .... no one really wants to go back to the days of "The Troubles".

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