Sunday 20 May 2018

'Put them out to sea with no oars' - frustrated woman's message to politicians

Michelle O’Neill and Arlene Foster. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Michelle O’Neill and Arlene Foster. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Kathy Armstrong

Politicians in Northern Ireland should be "put out to sea with no oars" after crunch talks aimed at restoring power-sharing in the region fell apart again this week.

More than a year after the Government in Northern Ireland broke down, Sinn Fein and the DUP party have failed to reach an agreement.

A woman who is living in Derry City said she is fed up with the situation.

Speaking on the Nine O'Clock News on RTE One last night, she said that the lack of progress in the Stormont talks isn't good enough.

"I think it's awful, they should put the whole lot of them in a boat and put them out to sea with no oars or stop their wages.

"I'm working 30 hours a week for less money than they're getting and they're sitting on their a*s getting paid for nothing.

"No, put them out," the frustrated woman said.

Another man said that he feels politicians aren't doing enough to help their constituents.

He explained: "They're down in Stormont making a pile of money and I don't think they care what happens."

Sinn Fein's proposed Irish Language Act has proven to be a sticking point during negotiations.

They want Irish to be protected as a minority language in Northern Ireland, similar to how Welsh is in Wales.

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said that while she "respects the Irish language and those who speak it", she doesn't feel a standalone act for Irish is justified.

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