Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire is due to have discussions with Northern Ireland's five main parties in Stormont today.
Discussions on the prospect of restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland should be over pretty quickly, Arlene Foster has said.
She told party members: "We have nothing to fear from the Irish language, nor is it any threat to the Union".
Foster said that a series of "one-sided demands" by Sinn Fein had made progress impossible and that they must move to achieve a breakthrough.
"In 2021, Northern Ireland will celebrate its centenary".
She added: "I am not going to be prescriptive but we do not believe that there can be a prolonged set of talks".
Both Ministers are trying to establish whether there is any point in moving to full formal talks to restore Stormont or whether the current level of deadlock means there is no room for compromise and that some form of direct rule from Westminster will become inevitable.
"If we are to have an agreement then there will need to be a willingness on all sides to reach out in order to secure a durable outcome", she said. Now we stand on the cusp of a new century for Northern Ireland.
Sinn Féin's Northern Ireland leader Michelle O'Neill after she and a Sinn Fein delegation met Mr Brokenshire on Monday afternoon did not rule out such an appointment.
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