McDonald calls for a plan B over Northern Ireland executive

Addressing the Sinn Féin ard fheis this weekend, the party president said that the British and Irish governments should not agree to direct rule in the North

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald speaks to the press

Mary Lou McDonald has called on the Irish and British governments to set out a clear plan B in the event that an executive cannot be formed in Northern Ireland in the weeks and months ahead.

Speaking at the party’s ard fheis, the Sinn Féin president said the British government’s decision not to call an election before Christmas had caused more uncertainty at a time when the North could least afford it. She urged the ...