Sinn Féin focused on resolution
Commenting on media reports of contacts between Sinn Féin negotiators and the British government, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin said:
" Sinn Féin are involved in intensive efforts to see a resolution to the outstanding matters but will not discuss the detail of these engagements in the public arena.
" However what I can say is that our negotiating team remained in contact with the two governments throughout the course of the election campaign and continue to do so.
" Sinn Féin are determined to play our part in overcoming the current crisis in the peace process. We have a mandate from the people to do this. However this is not simply a matter for Sinn Féin. The two governments and the other parties have to play their role also." ENDS