US News 'No prospect' of NI deal as talks break down

19:39  14 february  2018
19:39  14 february  2018 Source:   Sky News

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Talks between the leaders of Northern Ireland's two biggest parties to re-establish a government in Stormont have broken down . DUP leader Arlene Foster said there was " no prospect " of negotiations leading to a new power-sharing agreement.

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 22: Sinn Fein leader Michelle O'Neill (L) and (DUP) Democratic Union Party Leader Arlene Foster wait to sign a book of condolence at Stormont on March 22, 2017 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland's Former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness died overnight on Monday 20th March 2017. © Getty BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 22: Sinn Fein leader Michelle O'Neill (L) and (DUP) Democratic Union Party Leader Arlene Foster wait to sign a book of condolence at Stormont on March 22, 2017 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland's Former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness died overnight on Monday 20th March 2017. Talks between the leaders of Northern Ireland's two biggest political parties to re-establish a government in Stormont have broken down. 

DUP leader Arlene Foster said there was "no prospect" of negotiations leading to a new power-sharing agreement.

She announced in a statement on Wednesday: "In our view, there is no current prospect of these discussions leading to an executive being formed.

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"We are aware that, as ever, it is only a very small number of individuals who have let the club and themselves down in this manner. ' No prospect ' of NI deal as talks break down .

"It is now incumbent upon Her Majesty's Government to set a budget and start making policy decisions about our schools, hospitals and infrastructure.

STORMONT GETTY © Openmedia STORMONT GETTY "Important decisions impacting on everyone in Northern Ireland have been sitting in limbo for too long.

"I had dearly hoped that we could have restored an executive and local ministers could have taken those decisions. That is not possible at this time."

Ms Foster added the DUP would not be "held to ransom" and that "serious and significant gaps" remain between both sides on the issue of an Irish Language Act.

Sinn Fein are due to respond shortly.

The announcement will come as a major blow to the UK Government, after Theresa May visited Belfast on Monday to urge for a "final push" in talks.

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Theresa May speaks outside Stormont House, in Belfast © Reuters Theresa May speaks outside Stormont House, in Belfast Ms Foster called the PM's trip a "distraction", with DUP chief negotiator Simon Hamilton doubling down on the snub, saying: "I don't think it was entirely helpful towards us reaching a sensible conclusion."

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson failed to mention Northern Ireland or the post-Brexit border issue once in a speech responding to people's concerns about leaving the EU hours earlier.

It is 13 months since Northern Ireland's devolved government collapsed.

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness resigned in January 2017 in protest at Ms Foster's refusal to stand down as First Minister over a botched renewable energy scheme.

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