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Forget differences and do your job, academic tells Stormont leaders Foster and O'Neill

No joint briefing since December 2 despite escalating crisis

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Michelle O'Neill and Arlene Foster

Michelle O'Neill and Arlene Foster

Deirdre Heenan

Deirdre Heenan

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Michelle O'Neill and Arlene Foster

A leading academic has said it's disgraceful that the First and deputy First Ministers have not held a joint briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic for over a month.

Deirdre Heenan's comments come after the latest figures show that over 11,000 new cases were reported in Northern Ireland in just one week.

Professor Heenan, a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Ulster University, told the Belfast Telegraph that there was a "chronic lack of leadership" at Stormont at this critical time.


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