McCartney disappointed by RHI delay

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has expressed disappointment after it was confirmed that the RHI scandal will not begin oral hearings until November, a month later than planned.

Commenting on the delay Raymond McCartney said:

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“The delay is disappointing but it is also understandable given the vast amount of evidence that the inquiry team has already gathered and which must be thoroughly processed and prepared prior to the oral hearings taking place.

“It is important that happens because the need to get to the facts of the RHI scandal is just as prevalent now as it was when I instituted the inquiry.

“If we are to restore public confidence in the institutions of government then any negligence, incompetence, alleged corruption and abuse must be identified and those responsible held to account.”