Attacks on me hurt my mum, says ex-minister McGimpsey

The former Northern Ireland health minister has revealed his late mother was deeply upset by “vicious” criticism levelled at him as he fought for more money for the health service. Just weeks before stepping down from the post, Mr McGimpsey announced the long-awaited cancer treatment facility at Altnagelvin could not proceed because he did not have the £12m he needed to train the staff. It prompted a barrage of criticism from his Assembly colleagues.

Belfast Telegraph