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Unionists and Orange Order in new talks over north Belfast parades impasse

By Staff Reporter

The Orange Order has met all of the unionist parties to discuss the parades impasse in north Belfast.

It follows a decision by Secretary of State Theresa Villiers not to set up a panel to report on the controversial march near Ardoyne. Unionists were incensed by the move.

Among those at yesterday's talks in east Belfast was Grand Master Edward Stevenson.

An Orange spokesman described the series of meetings as "useful". He said: "The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland remains totally committed to a fair and equitable resolution to the parading impasse.

"We look forward to continuing to work with all unionists in the days ahead to achieve this aim."

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