The peace process is slow and frustrating, but the Jimmy Burns at the FT reckons that the two governments have set their sights on Christmas as a target for political agreement. Of course there is no promise on a timeframe for restoring institutions, but that may emerge as part of a deal done by Christmas. As one seasoned observer told Slugger recently, “we’re looking at September, next year”!
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