February 16, 2018 / 12:53 PM / a year ago

Britain still thinks Northern Ireland power-share deal possible

Britain's Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley arrives in Downing Street in London, February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

BELFAST (Reuters) - Britain still believes a deal can be done to restore Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government, its minister for the region said on Friday after talks to end a political stalemate broke down again this week.

Both the British and Irish governments insist they want to get the talks back on track and Karen Bradley said she will consider all options over the weekend on what steps to take next before updating London’s parliament on Tuesday.

“I will do all I can to get devolved government back into Stormont (parliament) because I genuinely believe that that is the best thing for the people of Northern Ireland,” Bradley told reporters.

Reporting by Ian Graham, editing by Padraic Halpin and John Stonestreet

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