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Sinn Féin launches Assembly election manifesto and 'will not back Arlene Foster in Executive'

The party launched its manifesto on Wednesday. Photo: Press Eye

Sinn Féin has launched its Assembly election manifesto.

The party is putting forward 25 proposals - among them a demand that the two governments must honour and implement agreements in full.

Sinn Féin said this would include a bill of rights, an Irish language Act and commitments on dealing with the past.

On legacy, the party specifically wants an immediate resourcing and commencement of the Lord Chief Justice's five-year Legacy Inquest Plan.

On Brexit, the party is calling for special status for Northern Ireland as well as free movement of people, goods and services.

The party also wants marriage equality and an island wide referendum on Irish unity.

Speaking at Wednesday’s launch, northern leader of Sinn Féin Michelle O’Neill, repeated that her party will not accept Arlene Foster in the Executive until the inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme has reported.

"We have to have a full investigation. We have public concern and outrage and demands for answers. The RHI scheme has been all of the DUP's making," Mrs O'Neill said.

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