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Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (3 Aug 2022)

Gordon Lyons: The Member's time is coming to an end, so I wanted to take the opportunity to address some of the points that he made about me personally. The Member has never asked me for a meeting to discuss any of those issues, so I offer him the opportunity to have a briefing from me and my officials so that he can understand a little bit about how the energy system in Northern Ireland works. His...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (30 May 2022)

Gordon Lyons: On a point of order, Mr Acting Speaker.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (30 May 2022)

Gordon Lyons: The Member must withdraw that comment. It is absolutely shameful that he would say that. He needs to withdraw that right now. [Interruption.]

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (30 May 2022)

Gordon Lyons: On a point of order, Mr Acting Speaker. I made a point of order asking for you to rule whether what Mr Murphy said about my party is appropriate.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Speaker's Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (13 May 2022)

Gordon Lyons: I will give way in a minute. What has changed in that time? Maybe we should look at the words that came next from Mr Colum Eastwood. He said: "we will be in no position to support a Speaker and allow for the undermining of the Good Friday Agreement through a unionist-dominated shadow Assembly." — [Official Report (Hansard), 21 October 2019, p5, col 2]. So, that is what has changed. Mr...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Speaker's Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (13 May 2022)

Gordon Lyons: That is the difficulty for the parties today. They had one position in 2019 and they have changed it. They are all shaking their heads, but it is the truth. [Interruption.] You all had the opportunity to come here in October 2019. The SDLP turned up and said that it was not going to do it. [Interruption.] Sinn Féin and the Alliance Party did not even turn up.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Speaker's Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (13 May 2022)

Gordon Lyons: This is going to be a very difficult mandate if Members cannot even accept the truth when what happened is there in black and white in Hansard.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Speaker's Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (13 May 2022)

Gordon Lyons: I will give way to Mrs Long.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Speaker's Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (13 May 2022)

Gordon Lyons: The fact remains that the Member had the opportunity to turn up in October 2019 and did not take that opportunity to come here. Let me make it very clear: I want us to have devolution in Northern Ireland, but I want us to have stable devolution in Northern Ireland. I will make this point: imagine for a second that we had on the Irish border what we currently have in the Irish Sea, with...


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