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Poll: Should the Irish Government be part of talks in Northern Ireland?

The DUP aren’t taking part, so should the Irish State?

Northern Ireland team carry their flag at the Commonwealth Games.
Northern Ireland team carry their flag at the Commonwealth Games.
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER Charlie Flanagan is in Stormont today as part of efforts to resolve outstanding legacy issues in Northern Ireland.

The DUP, who rejected the Haass proposals, are not taking part in the talks, calling them a “circus”.

The venue has even been changed from the Stormont Assembly to Stormont House because some unionists objected to Irish representatives being at the parliament.

Flanagan and other representatives from the Irish State are also set to leave the discussions when talks turn to internal Northern Ireland matters.

The Irish Government has been reluctant to enter talks in recent years but, after numerous requests from NI parties, both the Irish and British Governments are now involved.

Today’s poll: Should the Irish Government be part of talks in Northern Ireland?


Poll Results:

Yes (3511)
No (1003)
Don't know (232)



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