Senator Doherty tight lipped on a possible northern deal

Talks between Sinn Fein and the DUP have resumed this morning as the devolution deadline fast approaches

The parties have until this afternoon to strike a deal on the transfer of policing and justice powers.

The Taoiseach and Gordon Brown will publish their own proposals for a way forward unless a compromise is reached

Senator Pearse Doherty is in Belfast as part of Sinn Fein's Negotiating team - he refused to be drawn on whether he thinks a deal will be made but says his party is prepared to make a deal.