Tuesday 21 February 2017

The party doth protest too much, methinks

Published 19/08/2016 | 02:30

Daithi McKay. Photo: Tom Burke
Daithi McKay. Photo: Tom Burke

So Sinn Féin suddenly wants us to believe it has lone wolves operating within its highly disciplined organisation. The party's Northern Ireland Assembly member, Daithí McKay, has resigned as an MLA for North Antrim after revelations he had been involved in 'coaching' unionist campaigner Jamie Bryson who was appearing as a witness before a Stormont Finance Committee inquiry into Nama property sales that McKay was chairing.

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The saga contributed to First Minister Peter Robinson resigning after allegations over an alleged Stg£7m bribe to enable an American investment firm to buy a Nama property portfolio in Northern Ireland.

The actions of a Sinn Féin MLA can now be viewed as orchestrating the undermining of the First Minister and the power-sharing executive.

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