27/07/2015

SF To Seek Support For A Resolution To Crisis Threatening Political Institutions

Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness is in the United States today, 27 July, to seek support for a resolution to the crisis threatening the political institutions in Northern Ireland.

Mr McGuinness said it is an extremely grave situation and he is urging all those with a stake in the process to make every effort to find a resolution which secures the power-sharing administration.

He said: "The institutions of the Good Friday Agreement, which have underpinned the Irish peace process for almost two decades, are facing crisis.

"This is an extremely grave situation and I would urge all those with a stake in this process to make every effort to find a resolution which secures the power-sharing administration.

"In order to redress this crisis, we require an imaginative and innovative solution, which recognises the particular challenges faced by our administration. That means ensuring the institutions are politically and economically viable and able to meet the needs of a society emerging from a long and bitter conflict.

"To date, that has not been forthcoming from the British Government and they need to be persuaded that a new approach is required."

(CD)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

23 June 2022
SDLP Raises Concerns Over Education Authority
The SDLP is urging the Education Minister to introduce the recommendations of the Education Authority (EA) review as soon as possible. SDLP Education Spokesperson Daniel McCrossan made the call after a review was published on Wednesday, with 13 recommendations to address a multitude of problems within the organisation.
23 June 2022
No School Places For 300 Children With Special Educational Needs
Sinn Féin has called on the Education Minister and the Education Authority (EA) to ensure children with special educational needs and their families have certainty over school places for September. MLA Pat Sheehan made the call after a report revealed that 300 children with special educational needs are without a school place for September.
09 June 2022
Greens Call For 'Proper Investment' In Active Travel Infrastructure
The Green Party NI has called for "proper investment in active travel" as they welcome the annual Bike Week initiative. Cllr Stephen Dunlop said: "This year's Bike Week is all about you and local community, and encouraging as many people as possible to get out and enjoy their community on their bikes.
08 June 2022
UUP Leader Lobbies For Protocol Change
Ulster Unionist Party Leader, Doug Beattie MC MLA, accompanied by Lord Empey and Lord Rogan, has held a series of meetings in Westminster to discuss the NI Protocol. On Tuesday he met with Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party and Peter Kyle, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
23 June 2022
Alliance 'Extremely Disappointed' Over Nurse And Carer Travel Rates
Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has said that she is "extremely diosappointed" that the lack of concrete action on nurse and carer travel rates risks vital services, particularly in rural areas.