British government and DUP must deliver on commitments – O’Neill
Sinn Féin Leader in the North Michelle O'Neill said the DUP and the British government should use the break in talks to develop positions, which deliver on outstanding commitments and to allow the speedy restoration of the Executive.
Michelle O'Neill said:
"The calling British general election was a self-serving decision by the Tory party and has effectively sabotaged any prospect of agreement in these talks.
"But the reality is that the DUP and the British government had not moved to address the issues that led to the current crisis and the collapse of the political institutions.
"These issues of rights, equality and respect need to be resolved if the Executive is to be reformed.
"I welcome the dialogue that Arlene Foster has opened with the Irish language community and I hope that this leads to a change of approach on this and the other issues.
"The DUP and the British government can and should utilise the time now available to develop positions which deliver on outstanding commitments and would allow the speedy restoration of the Executive after the election in June.
"Sinn Féin remains committed to the restoration of the institutions but it can only be on the basis of equality, respect and integrity."