[Slugger O'Toole] - As well as explaining the sequencing, John O'Dowd expressed his hope that further money would be secured for education “in the latter years of this Executive”. The transfer conundrum hasn't gone away. Stalemate is the default position.
[Slugger O'Toole] - The panel consisted of Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle, DUP MLA Sammy Douglas, Sinn Fein Education Minister John O'Dowd, UUP MLA Michael Copeland, PUP councillor John Kyle. (For the third year in a row, Owen Paterson didn't turn up at the event.