LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Northern Ireland minister Theresa Villiers said on Tuesday she held out “some hope” of a successful resolution to talks aimed at averting a collapse of the province’s power-sharing government, but that such an outcome was not guaranteed.
“There are some significant gaps between the parties still... But it is, I believe, the case that all of the five parties taking part in the talks want to make devolution work,” she told parliament.
“I have some hope that we may have a successful outcome but it is not guaranteed.”
Reporting by William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge