A fresh round of talks to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland must find a solution in "weeks rather than months", leaders have been warned.
Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley and Irish foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney confirmed at Stormont that fresh negotiations will begin next Wednesday.
Secretary of State Karen Bradley says new talks aimed at restoring devolution in Northern Ireland are about to start & all major NI parties - presumably including SF - will take part. pic.twitter.com/kJuQnnqwcY— Sam McBride (@SJAMcBride) January 18, 2018
Mrs Bradley said there were still "significant difficulties to overcome" but she believed a resolution is possible.
A deal must be secured in "weeks rather than months", Mr Coveney said.
- Press Association