Saturday 27 May 2017

Sam Smyth: Three days on, the DUP and SF still won't budge

Sam Smyth

BRIAN Cowen had spent nearly 72 hours on a political bender -- a three-day event at Hillsborough Castle that failed to produce a winner or even a convincing reason for its failure.

Yet the Taoiseach rejected any suggestion that it had been a waste of time -- and the British prime minister was not for pointing fingers of blame at anyone.

Mr Cowen said the talks had been "painstaking" -- presumably a euphemism for sleep-deprivation and torture -- and dismissed the suggestion that it had "just been three days of process".

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