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DUP and RHI scandal damaging reputation of Fermanagh - Dolan

Published: 25 January, 2017

Newly selected Sinn Féin candidate for Fermanagh/South Tyrone Jemma Dolan has said the RHI scandal is damaging the reputation of Fermanagh and that a vote for Sinn Féin is vote against corruption.

Jemma Dolan said:

"Since my selection I have been struck by the level of public anger in Fermanagh regarding the RHI scandal and the extent to which Fermanagh has become the butt of people's jokes.

"This is a county of hardworking, honest people who have been let down by this constituency's DUP MLA's.

"Any hint of corruption involving the political institutions is a matter of huge public concern and the DUP's attempts to avoid dealing with major issues of financial scandal, and the waste of public money cannot be tolerated.

"Sinn Féin has been consistent in acting to get to the truth of the RHI scandal and to hold those responsible to account.

"Continued revelations of DUP political interference in the implementation of the RHI scheme underlines the urgency of this.

"It was Sinn Féin alone who called a halt to the political arrogance of the DUP on this and a range of other issues.

"It is intolerable that Fermanagh has become associated with corruption because of the DUP. In this election a vote for Sinn Féin is a vote against corruption and continued arrogance and inequality within the political system.

"In any new term of the Assembly Sinn Féin will bring forward the legislation we had developed to establish investigations independent of Ministers with powers of compellability.

"The key issue remains to get to the truth of the RHI scandal, and to hold those responsible to account." - Ends/Críoch