DUP: Simon Coveney is harming Stormont talks

DUP: Simon Coveney is harming Stormont talks

The DUP’s senior negotiator, Jeffrey Donaldson, said Coveney had been “deeply unhelpful”

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has been accused of damaging the chances of restoring power-sharing in the North by backing a key Sinn Féin demand.

The DUP’s senior negotiator, Jeffrey Donaldson, said Coveney had been “deeply unhelpful” and “harmed” the prospects of reaching a deal to restore the Stormont institutions after signalling his support for an Irish Language Act, a key demand of Sinn Féin.

During exhaustive talks last week, Coveney...

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