‘Bua siombalach’ diúltaithe leis an DUP?

Ar maidin, deireann Lá go raibh an DUP “ar chúl iarrachta na forais tras teorann a chur le scian agus gurbh bheag nár éirigh leis an iarracht seo”.

…bhí an dá rialtas ag plé leis na páirtithe éagsúla agus bhí sé ráite ag an DUP, ag cruinniú de Choiste RéamhUllmhúcháin an Rialtais go mbeadh siad ar son comhaltaí a ainmniú ar bhoird na bhforas tras teorann ar fad, Foras na Gaeilge san áireamh. Aitheantas súntasach a bheadh anseo ó pháirtí a dhiúltaigh riamh do Chomhaontú Aoine an Chéasta baill a ainmniú le suí ar bhoird na n-institiúidí tras teorann sin. Ach tharraing an DUP, atá á réabadh ag scoilt inmheanach faoi roinnt na cumhachta le Sinn Féin, as an socrú ag an bomaite deireannach.

Agus maigheann siad nios muille:

Ceaptar anois gur seift a bhí anseo, féachaint an bhféadfaí bua siombalach a bheith ag an pháirtí dá dtarlódh sé go gclisfeadh na forais tras teorann ar bhuile an mheán oíche aréir de bharr go raibh an dá rialtas eiginnte faoi rún an DUP maidir leis na forais.

And the gist in English:

Lots of behind the scenes negotiations as the DUP suggested they wanted to nominate people to be the on the boards of the various cross border bodies and then left it to the last minute before pulling out. The British and the Irish Government then had to cobble together and give an extended 12 month term to the current boards. Announcement expected later today…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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