Negotiations between the UK Government and the DUP over post-Brexit trading concerns are reaching their final stages.
Why it matters
The outcome of these negotiations will have a significant impact on post-Brexit trade arrangements and the restoration of the Stormont Assembly in Northern Ireland.
What the papers say
The Independent reports that the UK Government and the DUP are in the final stages of negotiations, while BBC News highlights the DUP's concerns about remaining gaps in the negotiations. The Independent also mentions the willingness of the Irish government to contribute economically to support the return of Northern Ireland's powersharing institutions.
How we got here
The DUP has been boycotting devolution in protest at post-Brexit trade arrangements, leading to the collapse of the Stormont Assembly for more than a year and a half. Negotiations have been ongoing to address unionist concerns and seek further assurances over Northern Ireland's place in the UK internal market.
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