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Michelle O’Neill tells DUP to ‘get their act together’ following party fallout

Michelle O’Neill has urged the DUP to “get their act together” to ensure effective governance at Stormont in Northern Ireland. The deputy First Minister said her partners in government were at a “crossroads” and faced a choice of continuing to be “rights deniers” or joining the other four executive parties in delivering a “modern and progressive” agenda.
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Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill confirmed as First and deputy First Ministers

Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill have accepted their nominations as First and deputy First Ministers of Northern Ireland, despite significant opposition from senior DUP members over the process. DUP leader Edwin Poots formally nominated Lagan Valley MLA Mr Givan at a special sitting of the Stormont Assembly on Thursday. Sinn...
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Arlene Foster: Michelle O'Neill bids first minister farewell

Michelle O'Neill has commended Arlene Foster for her "years of public service". Ms O'Neill, who lost her position as joint head of the NI Executive with the resignation of Mrs Foster as first minister, said they had a common challenge in that they had "to deal with the additional burden of misogyny".
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Michelle O'Neill: 'I need more than fluffy words from DUP'

Sinn Féin vice-president Michelle O'Neill has said she needs "more than just fluffy words" from new Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Edwin Poots about how their parties will work together. Ms O'Neill, the deputy first minister, said she would engage with Mr Poots and his nomination for first minister, Paul...
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Discussions on NI Protocol ‘at a crossroads’, says Michelle O’Neill

Northern Ireland’s deputy First Minister has challenged the UK Government to “honour its commitments” on the Brexit Protocol. Speaking after a meeting of the joint UK/EU committee on the implementation of the Protocol, Michelle O’Neill said she felt they were at a “crossroads”. She said progress had been made in...
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Michelle O'Neill urges Edwin Poots to attend north-south meeting

Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill has called on the DUP leader Edwin Poots to attend a North-South Ministerial Council (NSMC) meeting later this month. The DUP is currently boycotting certain meetings as part of their opposition to the Northern Ireland Protocol. Ms O'Neill has criticised the DUP boycott and said...
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Royal visit: Michelle O'Neill says meeting 'not possible'

Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill has said it was "not possible" for her to meet Prince Charles on his visit to Belfast on Tuesday. In a statement, she did not outline the reason. She praised the role played by the Royal Family during the peace process but did...
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Michelle O'Neill defends Sinn Féin decision on Martina Anderson

Michelle O'Neill has defended how Sinn Féin handled the restructuring of its team in the Foyle constituency. The family of Martina Anderson said she had been "humiliated" by the party, which asked her to consider her position as an assembly member (MLA). She and Karen Mullan, the party's other Foyle...
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As it happened: Question Time for Michelle O'Neill

That’s all from us this afternoon. We’ll be back at the assembly tomorrow morning to bring you live coverage of the Economy Committee, where MLAs will be hearing about the High Street Voucher Scheme due to be rolled out in NI. Until then, have a great evening. 'Give businesses some...
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Prince Phillip: Michelle O'Neill offers condolences to Royal Family

Prince Phillip: Michelle O'Neill offers condolences to Royal Family. NI Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill has offered her condolences to the Royal Family and unionists following the Duke of Edinburgh's death. "When any family loses a loved one it's really difficult and whilst they may be public figures, they are...
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As it happened: Question Time for Michelle O'Neill

That's all from Stormont for this evening. We'll be back on the Hill at 10:30 tomorrow. Do join us then. In the meantime, enjoy your evening. Robin Newton of the DUP winds on the motion. He says it was brought by his party with “genuine concern” for young people and...
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NI-Scotland link is ‘smokescreen for Brexit fallout’ – Michelle O’Neill

Northern Ireland’s deputy First Minister has described a transport link with Scotland as a “smokescreen for the Brexit fallout”. An official study has been announced to assess the feasibility of a bridge or tunnel between Northern Ireland and Scotland as part of a UK-wide connectivity review. The idea has previously...
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Covid-19: Michelle O'Neill defends lack of dates in lockdown exit plan

The deputy first minister has defended the executive's lockdown exit plan, which unlike the English and Scottish plans does not have indicative dates. Speaking on Good Morning Ulster, Michelle O'Neill said the executive took the most cautious approach. Businesses have criticised the lack of detail around dates for reopening. However,...
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PSNI 'crisis in confidence' among nationalists, says Michelle O'Neill

NI's deputy first minister has said there is a "crisis in confidence" in policing among nationalists over the PSNI's handling of a commemoration event on Friday. However, Michelle O'Neill said she was not calling for NI's police chief to resign. An officer has been suspended and another redeployed, with Simon...
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Michelle O'Neill: Joe Biden 'will be a good friend to us'

The new American president "will be a good friend to us", Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Michelle O'Neill has said. Speaking to Nick Robinson's Political Thinking, she said Joe Biden often emphasised his links to Ireland and shared Sinn Féin's view of Brexit. She described Brexit as "dire" and...