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Community relations chiefs have warned there is growing concern over Stormont's political commitment to a shared future

Community relations chiefs have warned there is growing concern over Stormont's political commitment to a shared future

Community relations chiefs have warned there is growing concern over Stormont's political commitment to a shared future

Community relations chiefs have warned there is growing concern over Stormont's political commitment to a shared future.

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness' Building a United Community strategy was published 18 months ago. But the Community Relations Council (CRC) warned that "there is little activity on the ground".

"Overall progress is slow," it said, noting that some programmes still appear to be at the design stage or working up terms of reference to establish one.

"However, there is growing frustration at the delays," it said.

In the CRC's response to the First and Deputy First Ministers' proposals, the body warned there were "serious financial implications" for community relations in the current economic climate.

Ahead of the Secretary of State's multi-party talks due to start tomorrow, the CRC also said the Executive "must break the impasse and provide stability by returning to fully engaging on the key outstanding issues of flags, parades and protests, marking anniversaries and how to deal with the past".

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