At last the two governments have issued a set of proposals for the restarting of the political process. Both Sinn Fein and the DUP will want to play cards close to their chests for the next week or so, but Ahern’s choice of 26th November is probably the realistic deadline for an outcome (good or bad) for this phase of the game. Up until then, all is speculation!
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