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O’Neill calls on Foster to step aside

30 December, 2016 - by Michelle O'Neill


Sinn Féin MLA Michelle O'Neill has called on the First Minister Arlene Foster to stand aside  to facilitate an independent investigation into the RHI fiasco.


The Mid Ulster MLA was speaking after revelations that Ms Foster had written to banks urging them to support the RHI scheme

Michelle O'Neill said:

"The DUP are in denial about the mounting public outrage, relating to the RHI scheme and the serious allegations of incompetence, corruption and abuse.

"Revelations that Arlene Foster had written to Banks asking them to support the RHI scheme is further evidence of the need for an independent, time-framed, robust and transparent investigation into the whole RHI debacle.

"That investigation should be undertaken by an independent  judicial figure from outside this jurisdiction and be appointed by the Attorney General.

"Arlene Foster should stand aside to facilitate that judicial led investigation until it brings forward a preliminary report.

"This is what is required to restore public confidence in the Assembly and the political institutions."

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