I had absolutely no knowledge of communications - Ó Muilleoir
Sinn Féin MLA and Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has said he had absolutely no knowledge of any communications between Daithí McKay and Jamie Bryson.
Mr Ó Muilleoir said;
"The attempts to link me to the contacts between Daithí McKay, Thomas O'Hara and Jamie Bryson are no more than petty party politicking.
"They have absolutely no basis in truth or fact. I had no part in or knowledge of these inappropriate communications.
"I will co-operate readily and fully with any investigation. I am absolutely confident the outcome of any such investigation will confirm that I was totally unaware of these contacts until they were publicised this week.
"My political opponents will also have their chance to contribute to the investigation but if they do they will be required to present evidence rather than speculation or innuendo. I am confident in predicting that they will fail to do so."