- Civic society frustrated at lack of political progress
- Sinn Fein red lines limit chances of progress in talks
Ulster Unionist Party Leader Robin Swann MLA said:
“We have been in contact with the NIO in recent weeks regarding the resumption of the talks process and our willingness to make progress.
“In the time since the last process was parked we have continued to engage with civic society. It is clear from these meetings that the voluntary & community sector, business, trade unions, student unions, health charities and many more all share our frustration at the lack of progress to date.
“While they might want to appear like they are driving this process forward, if Sinn Fein approach this set of talks with their red lines in place it is difficult to see how progress can be made.”