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."


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