New hope of talks over North Belfast sectarian violence

Nationalist politicians today held out the prospect of dialogue with Loyalists in North Belfast in an attempt to end months of sectarian violence in the area.

Nationalist politicians today held out the prospect of dialogue with Loyalists in North Belfast in an attempt to end months of sectarian violence in the area.

Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly and SDLP Assembly member Alban Maginness said they would be willing to facilitate any talks.

This comes after the North Belfast Brigade Staff of the Ulster Defence Association announced that it would take action against anyone in the Loyalist community who took part in an act of hooliganism or an unprovoked attack on the Limestone Road where several incidents have happened over Christmas.

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