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Sinn Féin urged to use undergrounding of N/S Interconnector as "pre-condition" to re-entering NI Executive

Jul 6, 2021 14:07 By News Northern Sound
Sinn Féin urged to use undergrounding of N/S Interconnector as "pre-condition" to re-entering NI Executive Sinn Féin urged to use undergrounding of N/S Interconnector as "pre-condition" to re-entering NI Executive
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Sinn Féin's Brian McKenna said it was a "disgraceful" motion given the "delicate situation" in the North.

Monaghan councillors have passed a motion calling on Sinn Féin to "place the undergrounding of the North-South Interconnector as a pre-condition to re-entering the Northern Ireland Executive".

The motion was raised by Councillor Seamus Coyle, and also seeks a commitment from Sinn Féin to not re-enter the Executive until there is a "guarantee from all parties" for the undergrounding of the Northern Ireland section of the interconnector.

Sinn Féin's Sean Conlon asked why his party was being "singled out", and not other parties like Alliance or the SDLP.

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His party colleague, Brian McKenna, warned the "Northern Ireland Assembly is on the brink" and added that it was a "disgraceful" motion given the "delicate situation" in the North.

Seamus Coyle says Sinn Féin can't "hide" from the decision to grant planning permission for the overgrounding of the project in Northern Ireland:

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