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# Michelle O'Neill

Last month
November 2023
O’Neill tells party NI unionist majority is 'long gone’, says McDonald will be first female Taoiseach
The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is taking place in Athlone this weekend.
This year
Michelle O’Neill says coming weeks are 'critical' in efforts to restore Stormont
Sinn Féin’s vice president said a pragmatic approach was required by all political parties to ‘get down to business’.
Varadkar raises prospect of Stormont 'Plan B' during busy day of meetings in Belfast
Ulster Unionist Party leader Doug Beattie described his meeting with Varadkar as a “neighbourly catch up”.
Northern Ireland has been without a functioning government for more than a year amid unionist concerns around post-Brexit trading arrangements.
Alliance Party leader Naomi Long said she is concerned that the window to restore the powersharing institutions before a UK general election is closing.
Sinn Féin vice president Michelle O'Neill has said public patience with the DUP is "wearing thin" in relation to the restoration of Stormont.
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said his focus at the moment is on resolving the "major problems" that were created by the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Photo of Michelle O'Neill attached to loyalist bonfire in Co Tyrone
The bonfire is to be lit tonight at 10:30pm.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and SF's Michelle O'Neill to attend King Charles' coronation next week
The UK’s King Charles and his wife Camilla will be crowned in Westminster Abbey on 6 May.
Joint UK/Irish arrangement needed if powersharing is not restored at Stormont, says O’Neill
Sinn Féin’s vice president called on the DUP to show ‘leadership’ and lift its blockade on devolution at Stormont.
'We're on a positive trajectory': Politicians hope EU and UK talks on NI protocol can move forward
Micheál Martin has urged patience with the negotiations to resolve the Northern Ireland Protocol dispute.
Irish referee Michelle O'Neill selected for this summer's World Cup
The Wexford official will join Vera Pauw’s history-makers Down Under.
Last year
Calls for civility after pro-IRA chant is directed at former DUP leader Arlene Foster
The footage involving Foster emerged from the Local Women Business Awards in Belfast at the weekend.
'What is next?': McDonald and O'Neill say UK Govt must clarify its plans for NI next week
McDonald said that “plan B” in resolving issues at Stormont should be one of a joint authority.
Still no clarity on an election date in Northern Ireland, what's going on?
The NI Secretary has faced criticism for failing to provide clarity on whether he will call an election.
Voters in the North set to return to the polls for second time in seven months
A deadline for forming a new powersharing executive has lapsed, with an election due in December.
'It would touch anybody's heart': Creeslough comes together for the first of 10 funerals
The community of Creeslough stood in solidarity for the funerals of Jessical Gallagher and Martin McGill.
President Higgins meets King Charles as politicians come together in Belfast
Taoiseach Micheál Martin and UK Prime Minister Liz Truss were spotted engaging in a lengthy conversation ahead of proceedings.
Sinn Féin stays away from proclamation but will attend other royal events
Party vice president Michelle O’Neill attended a rally for Troubles victims in Belfast while the proclamation ceremony was held in Hillsborough.
Michelle O'Neill tells new Northern Ireland Secretary executive is ‘desperately’ needed
Chris Heaton-Harris met Sinn Féin’s deputy leader in Dungannon today.
New UK PM: Taoiseach congratulates Truss on election as Tory leader
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney called for Truss to change the direction of UK-Irish relations,
Calls for justice at large protest in Belfast over Noah Donohoe investigation
Donning blue-and-white striped jerseys and carrying signs, people chanted ‘Justice for Noah’ and ‘tell the truth’ at Belfast City Hall.
Sinn Féin's 'revisionist history' is a barrier to progress in the North, says Taoiseach
Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill said this week that there was no alternative to violence during the Troubles.
O’Neill to brief US politicians in Washington on need to restore Stormont
The Sinn Fein vice president will travel to the US on Monday for a series of meetings with Congressional members and Irish American leaders.
Michelle O’Neill calls for rainbow of cultures as she attends Eid celebration
The Sinn Féin vice president joined members of the Islamic community for the largest open air Eid event ever organised in the North.
NI Protocol legislation could have ‘colossal economic impact’, O’Neill warns
The Sinn Féin vice president said Boris Johnson was motivated solely by holding on to power.
Sinn Fein to ‘keep trying’ to get a Stormont speaker elected
Michelle O’Neill was speaking after the DUP blocked the election of a new speaker for the second time.
Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker
Jeffrey Donaldson has said his party will continue to block a return of powersharing until there is action over the protocol.
Michelle O'Neill says she isn't 'too hung up' on what she calls Northern Ireland
The first minister designate of Northern Ireland said that people should be “bit relaxed about those things”.
Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation
The proposals are almost universally opposed by political parties across the UK and Ireland as well as victims’ groups.
O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol
Liz Truss is expected to declare her intention to bring forward legislation which rips up parts of the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal.
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
DUP blocking formation of executive in Stormont is a 'matter of disgrace', McDonald says
Nobody should be “spooked by the actions of the British government”, McDonald said.
Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.
What happens after count day? The real work begins on Government formation
Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill said it would be “absolutely unfathomable” that a new Executive would not be formed after today.
Lyra McKee’s sister says letter leak exploits her murder for political purposes
Sinn Féin’s chairman Declan Kearney wrote to Saoradh, which is accused of links with the New IRA, about a “co-operation agreement”.
People are not waking up thinking about Irish unity, says Sinn Féin's Michelle O’Neill
The Sinn Fein Stormont leader said the day would come when people voted on reunification but she said her present focus was the cost-of-living crisis.
Sinn Féin advert to run in New York Times as Mary Lou McDonald heads Stateside
McDonald will travel to New York today as well as Washington DC where she will raise issues such as Northern Ireland and Brexit.
O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues
The North’s Health Minister sought guidance following the resignation of first minister Paul Givan last week.
DUP refuses to say if it will support power-sharing after Stormont elections
The foreign affairs minister said it’s “enormously frustrating” for Northern Ireland’s other parties.
All time
'Groundbreaking': Survivors welcome inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes in Northern Ireland
The NI Executive is accepting all the recommendations made by an expert panel last month.
Leo Varadkar: Ireland has 'contingency preparations' ready in case of EU-UK trade war
Varadkar said triggering Article 16 would mean the EU would have to respond.
‘Do they want a solution at all?’: O’Neill questions the UK’s red lines on NI Protocol
Sinn Féin is ready to fight the Assembly election next May, or sooner, she said.
Irish language legislation expected to be tabled within days, says Michelle O’Neill
Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said the policy must be delivered upon.