Michelle O’Neill will not step aside ‘under any circumstances’ despite calls from other parties after Storey funeral

Irish Times | Jul 2, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • There was a major escalation on Thursday of the row over allegations that Sinn Féin breached Covid-19 social distancing rules at Tuesday’s funeral of Bobby Storey when the DUP called on Michelle O’Neill to stand down as Deputy First Minister.
  • Now, apart from Sinn Féin, all four other parties on the Northern Executive – the DUP, SDLP, Ulster Unionist Party and Alliance – want Ms O’Neill to step aside.
  • Earlier SDLP leader Mr Eastwood also called Ms O’Neill to step aside pending a police investigation.