General Election

Sinn Féin 'stand ready' to enter Stormont talks

Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin
Digital Staff

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald said the party's negotiating team "stand ready" to enter talks aimed at restoring the devolved institutions at Stormont.

Speaking after the party won seven seats in the General Election, Ms McDonald said her party was entering talks , prepared to "work towards securing agreement on outstanding issues".

"Sinn Féin wants to see a successful conclusion of the talks established by the two governments and the political institutions restored on a credible and a sustainable basis.

"I and our negotiating team stand ready to re-enter talks with the two governments and the other parties on Monday and we will work towards securing agreement on outstanding issues."

She said voters in the Westminster eletion had "clearly responded to co-operation between pro-remain, progressive parties" and said it was "now impossible to ignore the growing demand for a referendum on Irish unity".

She called on the Dublin government to establish an All-Ireland Forum on Irish unity.

Read more: Analysis - The DUP has a badly bloodied nose and Sinn Féin a bruised backside

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