Talks to ease Northern Ireland tensions break down




 
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Talks to ease Northern Ireland tensions break down
 
December 31st, 2013  
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Talks to ease Northern Ireland tensions break down
By Ian Graham BELFAST (Reuters) - Marathon talks between the leaders of Northern Ireland's Catholic and Protestant communities broke down on Tuesday without agreement to ease tensions that have led to one of the worst years of rioting in the British province for a decade. The U.S. diplomat chairing the talks said the five largest parties in Northern Ireland failed to reach an agreement during 18 hours of talks that ended shortly before 0500 GMT, the culmination of six months of negotiations. That put an end three decades of sustained sectarian violence in the province between pro-British Protestants and Catholics who generally favor unification with Ireland. We are not there," said Richard Haass, the president of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations think-tank and a former adviser to the President George W. Bush on Northern Ireland.




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December 31st, 2013  
BritinAfrica
 
 
I cannot ever see peace in Northern Ireland, there is too much hatred between the two communities which has been passed down from parents to children over many years.

Perhaps the UN should go in a they did in Cyprus.
 


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