Michelle O’Neill calls on DUP to enter power-sharing
Stormont’s would-be first minister’s still calling on the DUP to enter power-sharing – ahead of tomorrow’s midday deadline for a decision.
But the party’s leader, Jeffrey Donaldson, says he’ll not give up his Westminster seat until issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol are resolved.
This would be necessary if he was to take his place at Stormont.
Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill says the assembly needs to be up and running sooner rather than later.
“What we want is an executive up and running, and what the business community here, our farming community, the wider agri food industry here needs certainty and stability whenever it comes to the protocol.
“The honesty needs to be brought again to the conversation. The protocol is here to stay. Are there ways to smooth its implementation then yes, there are. Are we up for that? Yes.”