HOPES are now high of a deal at the Haass talks taking place at the Stormont Hotel in east Belfast.
The first plenary session of the day has just finished.
Negotiators from the five main parties have broken up and the next sesssion is due to take place from 3 pm to 5 pm.
The parties will come back again at 6.30 pm with aides to Dr Richard Haass hopeful things can be finalised and with all party agreement.
Even the champagne has been put on ice at the Stormont hotel ahead of an expected breakthrough on the past, parades and flags.