Michelle O’Neill will lead Sinn Féin into the new elections in Northern Ireland

Michelle O’Neill will lead Sinn Féin into the new elections in Northern Ireland.
The 40-year-old former health minister has taken over the party ahead of snap elections to the Stormont assembly.
She succeeds Martin McGuinness – who announced his retirement from politics last week – due to serious health issues.
Ms O’Neill’s paid tribute to the former deputy first minister: