Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has said the British and Irish governments need to play a constructive role in helping to achieve a resolution during the current talks process.
“There was a unanimity among all the Executive parties in terms of our approach to the British government during this morning’s discussions.
“All parties made it very clear that the ongoing impact of Tory austerity policies and the prospect of further cuts is creating a very real difficulty in terms of fulfilling our programme for government commitments.
“The British and Irish governments have a role to play in ensuring the Executive has a workable and sustainable budget
“The governments need to realise they have to play a constructive role in bringing a resolution to these issues.”