He says the party is ready, willing and able to enter government.
Sinn Féin is ready, willing and able to go into Government - even if it were to happen next week.
The Party's Laois TD Brian Stanley made the comments in response to Minister Michael Ring, who said that he doesn't take their objections to the National Broadband Plan seriously - as they refuse to go into government in the north or south.
This week saw the €3 billion plan to bring high speed internet to rural areas signed - with the project expected to start within nine weeks.
Deputy Stanley feels the deal is flawed on a number of levels: