Executive should be restored immediately - O'Neill
"Time to get back to business." - Finucane
First Minister Designate Michelle O’Neill said today that the public want and deserve the Executive they voted for to support them through the crises in health and cost of living and build a better future for all.
Michelle O’Neill said, “The negotiation between the EU and the British government has concluded.
"The Brexit Joint Committee meets this Friday to adopt the deal into EU law and we move on to the implementation stage.
“The onus is on the British and Irish governments and all parties – not least the DUP to now get Stormont moving.
“It’s time to move forward. We need to see the Assembly and Executive working now to address the problems in our health service and deliver for business, for workers and families.
“We now have unprecedented economic opportunities to strengthen our economy and create more and better jobs.
“Further blocking the formation of an Executive will only deepen the chaos caused by Brexit and discourage international investors.
“Our people and our economy can't wait. We need stability and we need to see the Executive in place without any further delays.
“Sinn Féin stands ready to form that Executive today and deliver for workers and families.
“The public have been punished for long enough by this futile and shameful DUP blockade.
“The people want and deserve the Executive they voted for to support them through cost of living, to help fix the health service and build a better future for all our people.”
Sinn Féin MP John Finucane has called for the immediate restoration of the Executive and said huge opportunities to strengthen the economy and create better jobs must be seized.
The North Belfast MP said, “The negotiation between the EU and the British government has concluded. It’s now time to move forward.
“We need the Assembly and Executive restored and parties working together to tackle the problems in our health service and deliver for workers, families and businesses.
“Ten months ago, the people voted in a democratic Assembly election, yet no power-sharing coalition government has yet been formed.
“The democratic outcome of that election must be respected.
“The onus is now on the British and Irish governments, the Stormont parties, not least the DUP, to get back to business and form a government which will support families and workers.
“The Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee formally meets in London on 24 March to adopt the deal into EU law, and as we move to implementation stage it is imperative that the Good Friday Agreement institutions are fully restored.”