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McCausland should step aside from Casement Inquiry – Ó hOisín

2 July, 2015 - by Cathal Ó hOisín

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Ó hOisín has called on Nelson McCausland to stand aside as chairperson of the inquiry into the Casement Park redevelopment project. 

Mr Ó hOisín said; 

"Nelson McCausland was Minister for Culture Arts and Leisure until March 2011 and at that time he expressed satisfaction with a 40,000 capacity stadium at Casement. 

"He is now a substantive witness to the committee inquiry into the Casement Park project. 

"As such, it is entirely inappropriate for him to continue to chair that inquiry. 

"Nelson McCausland acknowledged at this morning's committee meeting that he has a interest in this as a former minister. It is therefore inappropriate that he should chair this enquiry and he should do the honorable thing and step down.” 

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