Sinn Fein says it’s ‘open for business’ on Stormont deal
SINN Fein has said it is ready to engage in talks to restore the power-sharing executive in the North.
Deputy leader Mary Lou Mcdonald claimed she was “open for business” despite talks having been suspended for the summer.
Sinn Fein’s Northern chief Michelle O’neill was in Dublin yesterday to attend the party’s Ard Comhairle.
She confirmed the party was willing to continue with negotiations and the relatively peaceful marching season could create the right atmosphere for talks.
But Ms O’neill warned the deal between the Democratic Unionists and the Conservatives at Westminster has complicated politics in the North.
She said: “Look at the deal which they have done with the Tories, they have given them a blank cheque in relation to Brexit.
“And we all know the devastating implications there are going to be for the island of Ireland”.
Stormont collapsed in January when the late Martin Mcguinness resigned over the “cash-forash” scandal and Sinn Fein refused to nominate a new Deputy First Minister.
LEADER Michelle O’neill