Had it not been for British prime minister Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election last week, there might well have been a deal on restoring power-sharing in Northern Ireland within the next fortnight, according to some of those involved in the talks.
Progress had been made over Easter, leading to a belief that as the now-irrelevant May 2 deadline approached, an agreement between Sinn Féin and the DUP was “eminently...
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