Sinn Féin determined to achieve genuine power sharing - O'Neill
Sinn Féin leader in the north Michelle O’Neill said the party is ready to engage in the talks process and find a way through the current political impasse.
Michelle O’Neill said:
“The Sinn Féin assembly team gathered today to prepare to enter into a short sharp phase of negotiation.
“Sinn Féin said we will enter these negotiations in order to try and resolve the issues at the heart of the current political impasse.
“Issues like marriage rights, language rights, the Bill of Rights and legacy inquests should not be politically contentious.
“They should be issues that we are able to resolve here as part of the current discussions.
“We believe that the biggest threats facing this Executive are Brexit and Tory austerity and that the institutions are the best mitigation against those twin threats.
“The public want these institutions to work but they will only work if the people have confidence in them.
“The way to achieve that is to work for genuine power sharing and political institutions operating on the principles of mutual respect and equality.”