What role can Dublin or London play if OFMdFM refuse to play ball with each other?

I’m hoping that we’ll have something more detailed on this subject in upcoming weeks, but Brian Feeney in this morning’s Irish News pours scorn on Dublin’s senior Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan for not taking more of a lead on Northern Ireland’s deadlock…

Feeney lack of Dublin leadership

It begs the question of what role can Dublin (or even London for that matter) play, when there seems to be so little leadership emanating from the Northern Irish parties themselves?

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