DUP Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has said that whilst the DUP's focus is on securing jobs and investment and helping families through the cost of living crisis, Sinn Fein's priorities are again focused only on drumming up support for a divisive border poll.
His comments follow a SF advert in the New York Times calling for a border poll. This advert also ran across several other major media outlets in America.
The East Antrim MLA said,
"This week I have been in the United States focused on securing investment, growing our economy and boosting jobs in Northern Ireland. Given the huge challenges we have faced over the last two years, and we continue to face at present the combined focus of everyone should be on securing help for families struggling to pay their bills.
Whilst the DUP has a plan for Northern Ireland to secure progress and to move forward together, Sinn Fein have nothing to offer other than a divisive border poll.
Mary Lou McDonald seems happiest when walking behind an "England get out of Ireland" banner.
There has been enough disruption over the last two years without Sinn Fein having a sole focus on creating more around a border poll.
Whilst I am using my time in the US to impress upon decision-makers and investors the potential of Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein is drumming up hundreds of thousands of dollars for a border poll campaign.”