Gilmore speaks to Haas as possibility of fresh talks is raised

Richard Haas
Richard Haas

A new effort could be made this summer to resolve a number of issues in the north's peace process.

It's reported today that the Irish and British governments want all sides back around the talks table to focus on areas covered by the Haass talks at the end of last year.

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore spoke to diplomat Richard Haass by phone yesterday, but there were no formal discussions about his return to continue efforts to resolve questions of the past, parades and flags.

The new initiative comes as Sinn Fein says the PSNI has visited Gerry Adams home, to make him aware of a potential death threat.

The threat against the Sinn Fein President and the Chairperson of Cuige Uladh, Bobby Storey, is being described as "credible."

Meanwhile, Gerry Adams has described his arrest in the Jean McConville investigation as a "sham".

He spoke at an election rally in Belfast last night, saying Mrs McConville's family have the right to seek justice.