Dr Richard Haass with Megan O’Sullivan, talks to the media at the Stormont hotel in Belfast, where all party talks failed to secure a deal last month. Photograpoh: PA

The Ulster Unionists last night criticised the proposals put forward by Richard Haass after a party meeting in Belfast. Following a party executive me(...)

 Cardinal Seán Brady: “None of us can remain indifferent when talks aimed at resolving the issues of flags, parades and the past break down.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Catholic and Church of Ireland Primates of All Ireland have strongly urged Northern Ireland’s political parties to give further consideration to (...)

US diplomat Richard Haass with Harvard professor Meghan O’Sullivan, speaking to the media at Stormont Hotel in Belfast, where he is chairing negotiations dealing with contentious flags, parades and the region’s troubled past. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Richard Haass and Meghan O’Sullivan have history on their side when it comes to breakthrough deals. “Outside” involvement has been central to any si(...)