Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-
“Having pressed Barra McGrory QC, at our meeting last Thursday and in conversations since, for an external review into how the PPS handled the three cases linked to Mairia Cahill, I welcome this morning’s major announcement by the DPP.
“It is important that the issues of public confidence in the PPS, which arise from the collapse of these three cases, are fully addressed. It is of critical importance that a thorough and independent review of all PPS actions in the handling of these complaints is now conducted.
“There must be full engagement with Ms Cahill during this review exercise. I have been assured by the Director that this will happen.
“I commend the DPP for acting expeditiously once the concerns, arising from the Spotlight programme, were laid out before him.”