Sinn Féin President and Vice President meet with the Taoiseach and Tánaiste

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD and Vice President Michelle O’Neill MLA have met with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Micheál Martin in Government Buildings earlier this week.

They discussed with the Taoiseach and Tánaiste the need to ensure that the North-South Ministerial Council meets as a matter of priority.

Teachta McDonald said, “I met with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Micheál Martin, along with Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill, this evening.

“We discussed recent political developments in the north, including the restoration of the Executive and the need for the newly restored institutions to deliver for all communities.

“We discussed the importance of a cross-border approach to infrastructure investment by the government to assist in driving the all-Ireland economy.

“Now that the Assembly, and Executive are restored we must also ensure that the North-South Ministerial Council is functioning again soon, as a vital institution of the Good Friday Agreement.

Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill MLA said, “This evening I met with the Taoiseach and Tánaiste in Dublin, along with Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald. I outlined my commitment to delivering for all communities as a First Minister For All, including resolving the public sector disputes and addressing key issues such as childcare, special educational needs supports to help workers and families. 

“We outlined the need to take a cross-border approach to key infrastructure projects on the island. This must include delivering on the A5 major road scheme, Casement Park and Narrow Water Bridge.

“I also outlined the importance of the North-South Ministerial Council meeting without delay. By working together, we can deliver for all communities and unlock the potential of our economy and infrastructure.” 

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