Intensive engagement now needed in talks to secure Executive - Michelle O'Neill
Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán Michelle O'Neill has said meaningful and intensive engagement is now needed in the latest phase of talks to secure an Executive and Assembly that delivers for everyone.
Speaking at Stormont Michelle O'Neill said:
"We have reached the end of this phase of talks and the two governments have publicly said there has been a constructive engagement and that is also how we would characterise the work done to date.
"It is now time to move beyond that constructive engagement to actually delivering to bring about an Assembly and Executive again.
"Success would look like an Executive and Assembly that delivers for all citizens and implementation of previous agreements. That is what we are determined to achieve in this new phase.
"We have an opportunity here and we should take it.
"All parties arrived today for intensive talks between ourselves and the two governments but what we had was a 25-minute meeting which was not the intensification of negotiations the two governments has spoken of.
"What we need to see now is a meaningful and intensive engagement that actually delivers an Executive and Assembly for everyone."