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Northern Ireland Executive left in sorry state as O'Neill's apology falls flat

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Arlene Foster. Photo: PA

Arlene Foster. Photo: PA

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Arlene Foster. Photo: PA

Relations between the DUP and Sinn Fein have further deteriorated after Arlene Foster said that Michelle O'Neill's apology over scenes at Bobby Storey's funeral did not go far enough.

Stormont sources told the Belfast Telegraph that relationships between Sinn Fein and every other party in the Executive were now "seriously damaged" by the Deputy First Minister's continuing refusal to accept that her actions were wrong.

Monday's joint press conference by Mrs Foster and Mrs O'Neill on Covid-19 has been cancelled.