Fermanagh’s member thrown out over Quinn jobs criticism

Fermanagh’s independent Northern Ireland Assembly member Gerry McHugh was asked to leave the chamber after complaining the Stormont government had let down Quinn Insurance workers, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Speaker William Hay ruled him out of order and suspended proceedings after he attempted to make a point following Assembly questions with Martin McGuinness.

Afterwards Mr McHugh said: "I hope they got the message today; they are just fobbing people off. The Quinn workers were let down." Mr McHugh said: "I am so annoyed about it because there are so many people pleading with me about the prospect of losing their jobs."

179 jobs will go in Enniskillen and 21 in Derrylin, Fermanagh.