March 24, 2023
Time to move forward as deal between EU and Britain is ratified – O’Neill

First Minister Designate Michelle O’Neill has said it is ‘time to move forward’ and called for the restoration of an Executive to work for all. 

Speaking after the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee ratified the recent deal between the EU and the British government at a meeting in London today, Michelle O’Neill said: 

“The Joint Committee met this morning to ratify the deal and the British Government and EU are now moving towards its implementation.

“Now is the time to move forward. The negotiation is over, and the deal is done. 

“We have a big opportunity to strengthen our economy and create good jobs by seizing the competitive advantage that unique access to the EU and British markets offers us. 

“Let’s get back to business. People can’t wait any longer. 

“Vital services in health, education, rural transport, and in our community and voluntary sector are facing devastating cuts because there is no budget, no Executive and no local ministers supporting them against unadulterated Tory cuts.

“They need the Executive restored now and parties working together to fix the health service and give relief to workers and families who continue to struggle with cost of living pressures. 

“The British Government must end its cycle of savage cuts.

“They must invest in our public services so that an incoming Executive can tackle the challenges facing all our people and seize the opportunities available to create jobs and strengthen the economy.” 

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

"I know two STAUNCH Fianna Fáil supporters, and they told me that they would never ever vote Fianna Fáil again because you drove their 4 children to the 4 corners of the world."

A Sinn Féin Gov would prioritise housing and build the homes that our people need. @ThomasGouldSF

Sinn Féin is committed to funding Mental Health Care – Mark Ward TD

“We have a raft of measures that will improve people’s access to the mental health care they need, when and where they need it.”



Sinn Féin has a plan to fix the health service.

Patients, their families and health staff deserve a health system that works.

Read our Alternative Health Budget here:

It’s time for change! – @DavidCullinane

Pa Daly TD condemns ‘cowardly’ attack on Garda in Dublin

“All Gardaí must have confidence that they can conduct their duties safely and get on with protecting communities”

Load More