1. ITV Report

Round-table talks underway at Stormont

The five main parties are engaged in talks. Photo:

Round-table talks between Northern Ireland’s five main parties are underway at Stormont.

Politicians had been holding discussions since last month in a bid to break the long-running Stormont power-sharing impasse.

Northern Ireland has been without an Assembly and Executive for more than a year, following the resignation of former deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

It came amid a row between the DUP and Sinn Féin over the RHI scheme.

An endless series of talks involving the local parties and the British and Irish governments has failed to break the deadlock.

Secretary of State Karen Bradley is due to update the House of Commons on progress later this week.