Dermot Ahern tells parties, stick to plan A!

Not exactly a denial of the possibility, but a deliberate attempt by Dermot Ahern to push the debate away from joint authority and put the emphasis on the need for the parties to strike a deal rather than defaulting to the two governments.

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