Speaking this morning as he entered the Haass Talks, Sinn Féin negotiator Gerry Kelly said that he was ‘hopeful that an agreement could be achieved today’.
Mr Kelly who was accompanied by party colleagues Jennifer McCann MLA and Sean Murray said:
“Throughout this process Sinn Féin have a track record in negotiations of making and honouring agreements. That is the approach we have taken to these talks.
“There is an opportunity today to close on these outstanding issues. We are hopeful that progress can be made and a deal done.”