A fairer reading of why talks last week failed would recognize that DUP leader Arlene Foster had gone as far as she could, that she genuinely wanted the talks to succeed and the power-sharing administration to be re-established. Sinn Féin had pushed too far and the result was a collapse.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney that the Trump administration will appoint a US special envoy to Northern Ireland to try and get the talks process back on track.
Eileen Paisley, widow of late DUP leader and Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley, has come out with criticisms for current DUP party leader Arlene Foster amid the government stalemate in Northern Ireland.
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