Northern Ireland’s five political parties are set to meet with the Prime Minister Theresa May and Secretary of State James Brokenshire at Downing Street today.
They are meeting to continue discussions aimed at restoring the power-sharing Executive in Northern Ireland.
Speculation has mounted that an agreement will be difficult to reach due to the deal currently being negotiated between the DUP and Conservative Party to support the Tory government.
Speaking yesterday Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire said that the UK government would do everything they can to restore the power-sharing institutions.
“The Prime Minister and I will meet the five main Northern Ireland political parties in Downing Street tomorrow to build on the political discussions that restarted on Monday in Belfast,” he said.
“The UK government is offering whatever support we can, working alongside the Irish government, as appropriate, honouring our respective commitments in the Belfast Agreement to serve the interests of the whole community in Northern Ireland.
“There is very little time left. An agreement to restore devolved power-sharing government in Stormont must be reached by the 29 June deadline.
“Ultimately, I think the parties understand people voted in the March Assembly elections for a strong voice at Stormont. Northern Ireland’s political leaders now have it in their hands to take control and shape a brighter future for everyone in Northern Ireland.”
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