British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to meet on 25th July

The SDLP Leader, Colum Eastwood welcomed the move;

The Conference must agree on a package of legislation that will deliver on language issues and the reform of the Petition of Concern to ensure that issues like equal marriage are no longer thwarted by those willing to use it to block legislation rather than deliver it.”

“I would ask both the British and Irish Governments to do all they can to ensure this conference clears the way for a return of Stormont, to ensure we can get back to delivering for all of our people.”

The DUP are not so keen on the move as Nigel Dodds says;

David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs