Deputy First Minister describes decision to postpone radiotherapy unit ‘sectarian’

The Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, has described the decision to postpone the construction of a radiotherapy unit in Derry as 'sectarian'.

He said he could "guarantee" to reverse it after the elections in May.

Mr McGuinness said the delay, announced by the Health Minister in the Assembly on Thursday, was "shameful, highly political and sectarian".

He also said that UUP leader Tom Elliots claim that there had been no firm commitment from the Irish government was nonsense:

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