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No deal reached in Northern Ireland

Despite weeks of talks, no deal was reached on some of the most contentious issues continuing to be of concern in Northern Ireland.

Talks with all five parties, headed by the former US diplomat, Dr Haass, and co-chair, Prof Meghan O'Sullivan, were set to look at the issue of flags, parades and accounting for the past. However, despite a deadline ending today, no deal was reached.

Nonetheless Dr Haass said that "significant progress" had been made. Stating that flags had been the "toughest area of negotiations", Dr Haass added,

"We very much hope that the parties reflect on this, discuss it with their leadership and then come back with a strong endorsement. Over the next week we will know a lot more."

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