Michelle O’Neill said:
“The joint call from business organisations in the North on the need for a fully functioning Executive delivering for all is welcome.
“I have met with many in the business community and others and understand and share their concerns on this issue.
“The business community and the wider public are entitled to an Executive which represents everyone and delivers for all on the basis of equality.
“We are engaged in these negotiations to address the outstanding issues of rights and equality in order to reach a resolution so that political institutions can be established.”