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IMC will not be missed

14 March, 2011 - by Raymond McCartney

Commenting as the last IMC Report is set to be published, Sinn Féin Assembly member and vice chair of the Justice Committee, Raymond McCartney said the excessive amounts of  public money wasted on the IMC should now be redirected to front line service and has further called for no golden handshake for members of the IMC.

Speaking today Mr McCartney said:

 “The IMC was established for no other reason to give political cover for anti-republican unionism and has proven to be a money spinner for those involved with vast amounts of public money, to the tune of millions, being wasted on this organisation.

“It has no basis to exist under the architecture of the Good Friday Agreement, had no role to play in the political process. and will not be missed.

“The amount of money invested in the quango should now be redirected into frontline services given the reality of current economic difficulties.

“Further to this there should be no further financial kick back for those involved in the body. Such a golden handshake cannot be justified given the amount of money the members of the IMC have already received.”  

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