McDaid and Mac Lochlainn clash over radiotherapy postponement

Dr James McDaid has hit out at Sinn Fein after plans for a radiotherapy unit at Altnagelvin Hospital were postponed today.

The former Fianna Fail Deputy said if Sinn Fein implemented the same policies they've promised in the South, then we wouldn't be in this position.

Speaking to Highland News, Dr McDaid, who runs his GP's practise in Letterkenny, said he was absolutely livid at the decision to shelve the Cancer Centre.

He said Sinn Fein are saying one thing on one side of the border, and one thing on the other:

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Donegal North East Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn says Dr Mc Daid shows little understanding of the situation in the Northern Executive, where each minister controls his or her own budget.

He says the system is designed to protect ministers and their communities, but it can be abused, and that's what Michael Mc Gimpsey has done..........

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