Will they or won’t they work together?

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Will they or won’t they work together? thumbnailIN: Victorious Sinn Fein Mid-Ulster candidates Michelle O’Neill, Ian Milne and Linda Dillon celebrate with supporters at the count in Ballymena.

AS THE dust settles on a historic election, attention now turns to the talks aimed at restoring the Stormont Assembly.
This will be the first round of negotiations for Coalisland native Michelle O'Neill as SF's party leader at Stormont after she succeeded Martin McGuinness in January.
Speaking to the Courier, Michelle outlined what she hoped to achieve from the talks: "The institutions are our priority," she explained. "It will be a sharp, short negotiation. what we don't need is a new agreement. We have delivered on everything we said we would. It is now up to others to change their approach. If they deliver on the principles of the Good Friday Agreement then we are eager to get back to power sharing."
DUP leader Arlene Foster, speaking to the Courier, indicated she was not going anywhere and was eager to get back to functioning government.
“I will be continuing as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party," she said. We have a job to do, it will be a challenging job, but I don't shirk from my responsibilities."
Election Special on Pages 2, 3, 4 and 5.


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