Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MLA, has suggested that progress has been made over dispute between Sinn Fein and the DUP over the proposed Welfare Reform Bill.
Speaking to the Derry Journal Mr. McGuinness said that Sinn Fein had been engaged in a “series of meetings” and that they had found a “possible way forward”.
“We have been involved in a series of meetings over the course of the day aimed at trying to find a way through the current difficulties facing the Executive.
“We have identified what we believe is a possible way forward.
“We have made progress but there is still work to be done.
“We will continue to work constructively in an effort to get a resolution.”
Earlier this week, Sinn Fein accused the DUP of reneging on promises made to ensure the protection of the most vulnerable in society. The DUP denied the accusations but Sinn Fein then released a 25 page dossier, which they claimed, proved their allegations that the DUP had acted in “bad faith”.