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Governments need to bring urgency to the political talks – McGuinness

10 November, 2015 - by Martin McGuinness

Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness said today the British and Irish governments needed to bring the same urgency to the political talks as the local parties if there was to be a successful conclusion.

Martin McGuinness said:

“Sinn Féin has been actively seeking a resolution to a number of difficult issues including a workable budget for the Executive and the full implementation of previous agreements.

“We have worked constructively on the issues of parades, identity, institutional reform and criminality and the continued existence of armed and active paramilitary groups.

“We have been involved in an intensive rounds of talks with all the parties and the two governments.

“Progress has been made on a number of these issues between the parties.

“The two governments need to live up to their responsibilities in regard to legacy, budget and outstanding commitments.

“The governments need to bring the same focus, generosity and urgency to the talks as some of the more responsible parties have if they are to be successfully concluded.”

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