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Foster's political misogyny claim is nonsense - O'Neill

4 January, 2017 - by Michelle O'Neill


Sinn Féin minister Michelle O’Neill MLA has dismissed as nonsense claims by First Minister Arlene Foster that she is the victim of political misogyny.  

Michelle O’Neill said:

“This is not a gender issue nor is it an Orange and Green issue. This is about a financial scandal, which has the potential to cost the public purse hundreds of millions of pounds.

“This is about corruption and the misuse of public money in the here and now.

“Arlene Foster is trying to divert attention away from getting to the truth and holding those responsible to account.

“That is the basis for Sinn Féin calling for Arlene Foster to stand aside, it is not an issue of her gender.

“As the minister responsible for the design and operation of this scheme for three years she has a clear conflict of interest.

“Sinn Féin will not tolerate any cover up of the RHI scandal.

“The key to this is to speedily establish an effective, independent investigation to get to the truth, which stops the loss of public money and restores confidence in the political process.

“Arlene Foster needs to step aside to allow that to happen.” 

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