Sinn Féin MLA and National Chairperson Declan Kearney said today that the DUP have not yet moved on the basic rights which collapsed the Executive.
Declan Kearney said:
“Discussions are continuing today and time is running short but the DUP have not yet moved on the basic rights issues which caused the collapse of the Executive.
They haven’t moved on ending the denial of rights to Irish speakers.
They haven’t moved on ending the denial of rights to the LGBT community.
They haven’t moved on honouring the commitment to a Bill of Rights.
Those are the issues, compounded by the RHI scandal, which caused the collapse of power-sharing.
We need to see substantive progress on all of these if there is to be an agreement and a credible Executive put in place.”