June 30, 2017 / 12:17 PM / in 4 months

Sinn Fein urges British and Irish PMs to intervene in N.Ireland deadlock

BELFAST, June 30 (Reuters) - The prime ministers of Britain and Ireland should become “directly involved” in stalled talks between Northern Ireland’s political parties about restoring a power-sharing government, Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein said on Friday.

Sinn Fein lawmaker John O‘Dowd told BBC radio the United Kingdom government needed to stop what he saw as a partisan approach and British Prime Minister Theresa May and Ireland’s prime minister Leo Varadkar should intervene directly. (Reporting by Amanda Ferguson, writing by David Milliken; Editing by William Schomberg)

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