Outstanding issues can be resolved if leadership is shown - Mary Lou McDonald
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has said outstanding political issues can be resolved if everyone is prepared to show leadership and respect equality.
Speaking following talks at Stormont today, the Sinn Féin President said:
"We took part in all-party talks at Stormont today in an effort to resolve the outstanding issues and move towards all-party government and an Executive based on equality.
"Sinn Féin is engaged in these talks to do the business. The current stalemate is not acceptable or sustainable.
"We believe that if the outstanding issues can be resolved and if everyone is prepared to show leadership and respect the clear public desire for equality then we can find a way back to power-sharing.
"We need to deliver on a rights-based society.
"People know what the issues are; the work at hand is clear.
"I hope today makes the first step in the journey towards their resolution."