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Mullan welcomes tribunal finding

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Mullan welcomes tribunal finding thumbnailFormer Assembly Member Gerry Mullan.

"ONE of the most stressful and potentially damaging episodes of my life" is how a former East Derry SDLP MLA has described an industrial tribunal brought by the daughter of a former party colleague. Former Assembly Member and Causeway Coast and Glens Councillor Gerry Mullan this week has spoken out for the first time after an industrial tribunal claim brought against him by the daughter of his former party colleague John Dallat has been struck out by the Industrial Tribunal Commission.
Mr Mullan said: "The fact that one of the most stressful and potentially damaging episodes for both my entire family and myself has at last been brought to its rightful conclusion gives me no great pleasure or cause for celebration.
“Rather, I simply feel relieved that, in this instance, justice and common sense have prevailed and the possibility of any further financial or emotional burden in this regard has thankfully been removed."
Mr Mullan was elected as the SDLP MLA in May 2016, replacing John Dallat who had served in the NI Assembly since 1998. However, less than a year later, Mr Dallat come out of retirement to stand for the SDLP after he was selected by a panel which included former SDLP deputy leader Brid Rogers.

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