Clock Still Ticking At Stormont Talks Says Villiers

dn_screenAs parties work their way through difficult talks at Stormont trying to find a resolution key impasses blocking progess,  the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP said: “I am encouraged that the parties are continuing to engage intensively but difficult issues remain. We have very limited time left.”

“It is essential a successful conclusion is reached very soon. Next week could be crucial to the success or failure of this process.”

“The Stormont House Agreement has to be implemented in full and we need measures to address paramilitary activity if we are to make progress in building a brighter more secure future for Northern Ireland.”

While the rest of the UK devolved assemblies are working well in Scotland and Wales, Northern Ireland has been problematic due to a humber of historical issues.

There is an exhaustion in the general population who want a settled and prosperous future, but it remains to be seen if the disagreeing parties can come to effective compromises.