Political institutions are best defence against Tory austerity - O'Neill
Sinn Féin MLA Michelle O'Neill has said the political institutions are the best defence against the Tory austerity agenda.
Ms O'Neill said;
"We negotiated a package of measures including an extra half billion in new money and also additional flexibilities to invest in public services and the economy.
"We have negotiated a fund of £585 million over four years to support the vulnerable and working families.
"This will be used over four years to support the vulnerable and working families.
"The political institutions are the best defence against the austerity agenda of the British government.
"Our Executive can and is making a difference to the lives of people in the community.
"We are the only vanguard against the Tory austerity agenda and we will continue to challenge that agenda at every turn."