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Richard Haass says plan would leave NI much better off

6 January 2014 Last updated at 19:01 GMT

Proposals to resolve contentious issues would leave people in Northern Ireland "considerably better off," according to US diplomat Richard Haass.

Months of negotiations about parades, flags and the legacy of the Troubles ended on New Year's Eve with no deal.

Dr Haass and co-chair Prof Meghan O'Sullivan have pubished a two-page summary of their blueprint.

Martina Purdy reports.

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