Press release

NI parties invited to intensive talks

The main political parties in Northern Ireland are being invited to attend political talks on Monday 3 April at Stormont Castle, Belfast.


The talks will have two objectives.

First, to secure a coalition agreement to form the basis of the formation of a new Executive. Second, to address the implementation of outstanding issues from previous Agreements.

In a shared approach, the UK government and Irish government have agreed this phase of talks will be best supported by an intensive process to drive progress.

This includes:

  • An agreed agenda;
  • A structure of bilateral meetings;
  • Regular roundtables; and
  • A coordination mechanism across all the issues.

The talks will be conducted in accordance with the well-established three stranded approach.

Published 31 March 2017