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March marks 1,000 days since collapse of Stormont

A crowd marched to Stormont on Sunday. Credit: UTV

A march has taken place at Stormont calling for MLAs to "get back to work".

Sunday’s demonstration marked 1,000 days since the collapse of Northern Ireland’s power-sharing institutions.

The region has been without an Assembly and Executive since January 2017.

To mark the milestone, campaigners gathered at Parliament Buildings calling for politicians to return to the negotiating table and start talking again.

Organiser of the rally Aideen Hughes said the power-sharing impasse is having an impact on health and education services.

“We all know the political situation in Northern Irelandis pretty dire but not many people are actually aware that it has been 1,000 days,” she told UTV.

“There are so many problems within Northern Ireland that can easily be fixed if we have a government.

“To needlessly have health suffer, to have education suffer, just because two parties cannot agree is unacceptable.”