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Alban Maginness

Michelle O'Neill can't cling on while she keeps slipping up

Alban Maginness


Deputy First Minister should step aside after series of errors

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Under-fire: Sinn Fein’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill

Under-fire: Sinn Fein’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill

Under-fire: Sinn Fein’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill

How much longer can Michelle O'Neill survive as northern leader of Sinn Fein? She has undoubtedly developed what one could only describe as the anti-Midas touch. Much of what she has done since the restoration of the Assembly has turned to ashes.

In a major u-turn on March 14, she unilaterally called for the immediate closure of schools and colleges - just 24 hours after having agreed with Executive colleagues to keep them open.

Having completely reversed her decision, she made no apology to her Executive colleagues and caused considerable confusion within and outside government.


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