Hay says his decision to step down was not linked to questions over expenses

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 16, 2015 Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project The former Northern Ireland Assembly speaker, William Hay, has said he did not quit Stormont over allegations about his expenses.Mr Hay, who has previously served as a Derry City Councillor and a Foyle MLA stepping down for health reasons, and is adamant that is the only reason he did so.Mr Hay has given his first media interview since stepping down as an MLA and speaker late last yearThe longstanding DUP suspended a member of his staff after the discovery of an irregularity in his office allowances, and his departure from office coincided with allegations made in a BBC Spotlight programme about his expenses and an oil bill.Speaking to BBC Radio Foyle, Mr Hay said he contacted the police to report the discovery of possible fraud in his Foyle constituency office. He said “There’s an ongoing police investigation but I made the first move here and I have no regrets on that whatsoever, absolutely none.”Asked if his conscience was clear Mr Hay said it was.He has been receiving treatment for a heart condition, and says he stepped down because of health reasons, and only because of health reasons.He says he neglected his health, and began experiencing chest pains. He described it as “the kind of scare you don’t ignore”. Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Hay says his decision to step down was not linked to questions over expensescenter_img Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Previous articleUpdate – ESB and Eircom crews working to restore servicesNext articleRoute changes for Donegal Marathon 2015 News Highland Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglarylast_img read more

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Willie McAteer due in court in relation to alleged financial irregularities at Anglo

first_img Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored By News Highland – July 23, 2012 Willie McAteer due in court in relation to alleged financial irregularities at Anglo WhatsApp Google+ Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Two men are due in court this afternoon, as part of an investigation into alleged financial irregularities at Anglo Irish Bank.The former Anglo Irish Bank Director Willie McAteer, who’s 56 and originally from Rathmullan, was detained this morning – whilst a second man – who’s also in his 50s – has also been arrested.Both men will appear before Dublin District Court this afternoon.Reacting to today’s development, the Justice Minister said this investigation is now a matter for our independent prosecution service.In a statement, Alan Shatter said it’s important that due process now takes place and that nothing is said which could in any way prejudice the outcome of the criminal prosecutions. Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Facebook Previous articleMacGill: Fianna Fail Senator wants rules to make TDs accountableNext articleArranmore Island welcomes an unusual visitor News Highland News Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumnlast_img read more

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