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Murphy hopeful of talks progress

4 November, 2014 - by Conor Murphy


Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy has said he is hopeful progress can be made at tomorrow's meeting of all parties and the two governments.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's meetings, the Newry and Armagh MP said; 

"All political parties and the British and Irish governments will attend the latest meeting in the current round of talks tomorrow morning. 

"At this stage in the process we had hoped that such a meeting would be a stock taking exercise. Unfortunately, however, there is not a lot of stock to take at this stage. 

"Tomorrow's meeting is an opportunity to begin a credible process. 

"We are hopeful when the parties come together in the morning that an agenda can be agreed and progress made. 

"Monday's debate in the Assembly when Gregory Campbell insulted the Irish language community highlighted the fact that outstanding issues of the Good Friday Agreement, including the Irish Language Act, need to be addressed. 

"We are entering into tomorrow's meeting in the positive and constructive manner that we have approached all meetings to date in these talks." 

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