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Kennedy must appeal Lennon decision – O’Neill

30 July, 2012 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin MLA Michelle, O’Neill, who is also the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development has called on the Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy to outline to fellow Ministers whether he will lodge an appeal into the case of Alan Lennon as the deadline for doing so is the 31st July.

Speaking today Ms O’Neill said:

“I have raised this issue with the DRD minister Danny Kennedy due to the fact that the case has implications for all ministers in terms of public appointments.

“I have received firm advice from the Attorney General that the case should be appealed. 

“The deadline for lodging an appeal is tomorrow 31st July and Danny Kennedy had committed to inform ministers of his decision on the appeal before that date. 

“I am calling on the DRD minister to immediately launch an appeal.”

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