Commenting after meeting with British Secretary of State James Brokenshire today, Sinn Féin Leader in the North Michelle O’Neill said:
“When the last phase of talks ended, we made clear that the issues at the heart of the crisis were not going away and needed to be addressed.
“We met the British Government today but they did not produce any firm proposals to move the process forward.
“I want to lead Sinn Féin back into a new Executive but the issues of rights and outstanding agreements must be addressed.
“In the absence of agreement, the onus remains on the two Governments to spell out how they intend to ensure the implementation of previous agreements, end the DUP’s denial of rights and pave a pathway to restore the institutions.”