Progress needs a political accommodation between the main parties (@Age_NI)
As the leaders of the political parties begin their next round of meetings community organisations have come together to call on them to finish the job and deliver a working agreement on parades, flags and the past.
The organisations, who work with all kinds of people from rural and urban communities across Northern Ireland including children, older people, families, minority ethnic communities, mental health and poverty, have united with a clear message - people want progress.
Duane Farrell, Director of Policy at Age NI said “older people across Northern Ireland have lived through its darkest times and are clear that they want something different for their children and their grandchildren. They tell us quite clearly – there can be no going back. They want to see the Northern Ireland political parties show mature leadership to create a new and better future where older people can flourish.”