Michelle O'Neill announced as SF's new leader in North

O'Neill will lead the party into the Northern assembly elections

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
23rd January, 2017
Michelle O'Neill announced as SF's new leader in North
Michelle O'Neill, Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein has formally unveiled Michelle O’Neill as their new leader in the North.

O'Neill will replace Martin McGuinness, who has stepped down for health reasons, and she will lead the party in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections in March.

Should Sinn Fein win sufficient seats in the Northern assembly, O'Neill will become Deputy First Minister.

More to follow, but in the meantime read:

Hugh O'Connell on Gerry Adams and political apathy in the North

Ian Paisley jr on Martin McGuinness's relationship with his father

Gerry Adams: We can't replace McGuinness because he is irreplaceable

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