Thursday 02 July 2020
Leader of the Green Party Northern Ireland, Clare Bailey MLA:
“It was bitterly disappointing to see flagrant and conscious breaches of the coronavirus regulations on the part of the deputy First Minister and other Sinn Fein figures at a funeral this week.
“It’s disappointing for me as a public representative who has repeatedly asked people to follow the advice of the Executive, as guided by the medical evidence.
“I believe that people are genuinely hurt and angry that the deputy First Minister did not do herself what she asked of others.
“The deputy First Minister must act at all times in the best interests of everyone in Northern Ireland. There can be no greater collective interest that our health and well-being.
“Michelle O’Neill should consider whether her priority during this pandemic is the people of Northern Ireland or the Republican family.
“The Green Party believes that the deputy First Minster needs to step aside during any ongoing investigation into this matter.”
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