Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill urges the DUP to demonstrate the political will to restore powersharing at Stormont amid public funding pressures.
Why it matters
The ongoing absence of devolution in Northern Ireland is causing public funding pressures, and Sinn Fein's call for the DUP to act is significant in the efforts to restore powersharing at Stormont.
What the papers say
The Independent reports Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill's call for the DUP to show political will to restore powersharing at Stormont amid public funding pressures. BBC News provides additional context on the ongoing absence of devolution in Northern Ireland and the financial pressures faced by the region. Both articles highlight the impact of the DUP's protest against post-Brexit trade arrangements on the functioning of the government.
How we got here
The ongoing absence of devolution in Northern Ireland has led to public funding pressures, with the DUP's protest against post-Brexit trade arrangements contributing to the situation.
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Northern Ireland is variously described as a country, province or region which is part of the United Kingdom. Located in the northeast of the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland.
The Democratic Unionist Party is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland favouring British identity. It was founded in 1971 during the Troubles by Ian Paisley, who led the party for the next 37 years.