Outstanding political issues must be resolved – Kelly
Commenting on the appointment of Arlene Foster as acting First Minister, Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly has this evening said;
“Peter Robinson is entitled to take this time off from his duties to attend to his personal matters.
The family matters that the Robinson family are dealing with at this time are personal and private and they are entitled to deal with them in that way.
However it is crucially important that the outstanding political issues are resolved and resolved speedily.
They cannot become further stalled by this announcement.
The political commitments made by the DUP must be honoured.
That means setting an early date for the transfer of powers on policing and justice.
There is a limited timeframe for sorting these matters out.
Sinn Féin’s determination is to focus in a strategic way on ensuring that the political institutions work and that they deliver for citizens.” CRÍOCH