Sinn Féin leader in the North Michelle O’Neill said today that the DUP leader’s call for direct rule makes clear that the DUP has no interest in resolving the issues at the heart of the current political crisis.
Speaking today Michelle O’Neill said:
“The call today by the DUP leader for the introduction of Tory Direct Rule makes clear they have no interest in resolving the issues at heart of the current crisis and no interest in re-entering powersharing on the basis of equality and respect.
“Martin McGuinness made clear there can be no denial of the rights of citizens and no return to the status quo. The agreements make clear there can be no return to direct rule.
“Sinn Féin is ready to engage in meaningful talks to resolve the issues and re-establish the power sharing institution however the question is, are the DUP serious about partnership government.