Sinn Fein’s boycott punishing the people of Northern Ireland

08 January 2019

DUP Leader Arlene Foster said,

Arlene Foster MLA

Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party

Arlene Foster

“As the nominating officer for the DUP I stand ready to appoint Ministers and restore the Executive immediately. Sinn Fein’s boycott of the Assembly has punished the people of Northern Ireland who want decisions taken on health, education and the vital public services which impact their lives.

The people of Northern Ireland deserve better than having party political preconditions blocking the reform of our health service, preventing legislation coming forward on domestic violence and holding up vital infrastructure projects.

Devolution is in the best interests of Northern Ireland and of everyone living here. All parties should demonstrate they are serious about restoring devolution and I would be happy to sit down with all the party leaders immediately to start that process.”

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