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Comhghairdeas leis an Aire. I congratulate the Minister on what is, obviously, a very challenging portfolio. I welcome the statement. I welcome the speed with which you have met the unions and, hopefully, share your optimism that you have put on the table an offer that will see an end to the industrial action. A big part of your statement was the historical context of the dispute, but, as we...
Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as a ráiteas. I have heard the Minister's pledge this afternoon, but how can he ensure that there will be no political interference?
Will the Minister give way?
Former Sinn Féin MLA for Foyle
Entered the Assembly on 15 July 2004 — appointed
Left the Assembly on 3 February 2020 — Resigned
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