Northern Ireland ‘open for business’, Stormont leaders tell US investors at gala

Michelle O’Neill said they wanted to let the US know that the region’s government had been reinstated and was functional again

Michelle O'Neill (r) and Emma Little-Pengelly (l), Northern Ireland’s first and deputy first minister, attend the Ireland Funds gala in Washington, DC. Picture: PA

US investors have been told that Northern Ireland is “open for business” as the region’s political leadership addressed a major event in Washington DC.

Michelle O’Neill, Northern Ireland first minister, and Emma Little-Pengelly, its deputy first minister, made the remarks at the Ireland Funds national gala, a key part of annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the US city.

The Sinn Féin and Democratic Unionist Party pairing took centre stage at the event on Wednesday ...