12/10/2021

DUP's North-South Ministerial Council Meetings Ruled 'Unlawful'

The DUP's boycott of the North-South Ministerial Council (NSMC) meetings have been ruled "unlawful" by the High Court in Belfast.

Commenting on the judgement, Green Party leader Clare Bailey MLA said: "The DUP's boycott was never about what was best for the people of Northern Ireland. It is completely unjustifiable for DUP ministers to not fulfil their legal duties, not least in the midst of a pandemic, and as we are still dealing with the fallout from Brexit.
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"The rule of law applies to everyone, including DUP ministers. I call on the DUP to end its unlawful boycott of NSMC meetings, remove its threat to collapse the devolved institutions, and get on with the job of governing Northern Ireland."

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