Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness said today that the contribution of the British and Irish governments is key to getting a resolution to the difficult issues facing the Executive.
“Sinn Féin is working constructively to find solutions to the many challenges facing the institutions and society in the north.
“We are seeking to secure the full implementation of the previous agreements and to tackle Tory austerity.
“Key to this in these negotiations is the contribution of the British and Irish governments.
“Sinn Féin has been seeking to get both governments to address the central issues of a workable budget and the need for full disclosure in dealing with the past.
“The British government is not honouring its agreement to provide relatives of victims with full disclosure on the actions of its agents, army and police during the conflict.
“The British government need to provide a workable budget for the Executive.
“The Irish government has thus far not honoured its commitments. It must stand up for the Good Friday and other agreements.
“The talks process cannot continue indefinitely. Citizens deserve a successful conclusion.
“To achieve this the two governments must demonstrate the same urgency as the political parties have in seeking an agreement.”