Monday, 9 June 2008

Stormont Balaaĵas Magazinon la Belfast Telegraph:

The Stormont Executive fumbled a chance to blow their own trumpet in front of American investors after a magazine highlighting the work of Ministers was binned due to a dispute between Sinn Fein and the DUP.

The 16-page publication, which cost thousands of pounds to produce, was dropped before last month's US-NI Investment Conference, after it had been written, designed and readied for the printers….

… But sources say it was withdrawn because the Sinn Fein and DUP disagreed — allegedly about the use of the Irish language.

SDLP MLA Dolores Kelly, who sits on the committee scrutinising the First Ministers, said the dispute that led to dumping the magazine was “extremely childish”.

She added: “The general public will have every right to ask how much of their money was wasted on this project.”...

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