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This afternoon.

Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast.

Taoiseach Leo Vardkar and UK Prime Minister Theresa May meet to try and restore the power sharing government in Northern Ireland.

The main sticking point preventing the restoration of an Executive is the Irish language.

Sinn Féin wants a stand-alone piece of legislation to protect speakers – an Irish Language Act – but the DUP has long insisted it would only countenance new laws if they also incorporate other cultures, such as Ulster Scots.

Finding a compromise resolution to the thorny language dispute that will satisfy both parties is key to breaking the Stormont deadlock…

Troid!

Varadkar and May at Stormont for power-sharing talks (RTÉ)

Top pic: Rollingnews